‘Reconquest’ of Crimea has began – Zelensky


Though no operation is underway, the method of seizing the territory from Russia has kicked off in individuals’s heads, chief argues

Ukrainians are actually psychologically able to retake the Crimean Peninsula from Russia by power, President Vladimir Zelensky advised French broadcaster TF1 in an interview on Sunday. “The Reconquest” of Crimea has supposedly already began in Ukrainians’ heads, the president claimed, hinting that he might go to the “de-occupied” peninsula as early as 2023.

“The operation itself has not started yet,” Zelensky stated, when requested about Kiev’s plans for Crimea. “When it starts, you will definitely hear about it,” he advised TF1, including that he personally believes “the reconquest of Crimea has started in people’s heads, and that’s very important.”

According to Zelensky, it was not sufficient for Kiev to simply repeatedly state that the peninsula is part of Ukrainian territory. Ukraine must be able to retake it by power, he stated, including that Russia would hardly surrender on it.

“One should be ready and go [to Crimea],” Zelensky stated. “No one would just surrender Crimea for no particular reason. Reconquest always starts with society: with its will and readiness. I believe the start has been made,” the president defined.

Zelensky did not present any particulars in regards to the timing of the purported operation however stated that he “loves Crimea” and can be “glad to come to our de-occupied Crimea,” including that it might be “nice” to get there in summer season 2023.

Earlier this week, Aleksey Danilov, the pinnacle of Ukraine’s nationwide safety and protection council, additionally stated that Ukraine plans to take the peninsula again. “We will fight for Crimea if needed,” he stated, including that Kiev wouldn’t ask for permission to do this.

Crimea has been part of Russia since a 2014 referendum by which residents there voted overwhelmingly to affix Russia within the wake of the Maidan coup in Kiev. Zelensky has repeatedly acknowledged that he intends to grab management of Crimea, together with the 4 former areas of Ukraine that lately voted to affix the Russian Federation.

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