Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is calling for Joe Biden to visit Ukraine.
The comment came during the same interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, during which Zelenskyy said that “all of the countries of the world” should begin preparing for nuclear war with Russia.
“Do you want President Biden to come here?” Tapper asked.
“Yes,” Zelenskyy replied in English.
Zelenskyy said that he doesn’t just want it to happen, but believes that it will.
“Are there any plans for him to come?” Tapper asked.
“I think he will,” Zelensky said.
TAPPER: “Do you want President Biden to come here?”
TAPPER: Are there any plans for him to come?
ZELENSKY: “I think he will.” #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/oTMk7e4Xd8
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) April 17, 2022
“You think he will?” Tapper asked.
“I think he will,” Zelensky asserted. “But it’s his decision, of course, and about the safety situation, it depends. But I think he’s the leader of the United States, and that’s why he should come here to see.”
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday that “we are currently not planning a trip by the President of the United States to Ukraine.”
Zelenskyy urged other nations not to be “afraid” of nuclear war with Russia.
“The director of the CIA warned that he’s worried Putin might use a tactical nuclear weapon in this fight. Are you worried?” Tapper asked.
“Not only me, I think all over the world, all the countries have to be worried,” Zelensky responded. “Because, you know that it kind of be not real information, but it can be the truth because when they began to speak about one or another battles or involves enemies, or nuclear weapon, or some chemical, you know, issues, chemical weapons, they should do.”
“They could– I mean, they can. For them, life of the people is nothing,” he added. “That’s why we should think, not be afraid. I mean, that not be afraid, be ready. But that is not the question for to Ukraine, and not only for the Ukraine, for all over the world, I think so.”
In March, Zelenskyy taunted the West for being “afraid” of Moscow, in a bid to get fighter jets.
“I’ve talked to the defenders of Mariupol today. I’m in constant contact with them. Their determination, heroism and firmness are astonishing,” Zelenskyy said in a video early Sunday. “If only those who have been thinking for 31 days on how to hand over dozens of jets and tanks had 1% of their courage.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy demanded more military hardware, including tanks and planes, from the West, and questioned whether NATO is intimidated by Moscow https://t.co/opjIqmmmhW pic.twitter.com/6RB28014Mq
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 27, 2022
“So, who is in charge of the Euro-Atlantic community? Is it still Moscow, thanks to its scare tactics?” Zelenskyy continued. “Our partners must step up their aid to Ukraine.”
Is it just me, or does Zelensky seem to be making a lot of demands on the west? What do we owe him, exactly? https://t.co/Dirau8qI1c
— Joe Canada 🇨🇦 (@JoeCanada4Life) March 27, 2022
Apparently, it is extreme cowardice not to run into WWIII for a foreign nation.
“This should be known as soon as possible by as many people on earth as possible so that everyone understands who and why was simply afraid to prevent this tragedy. Afraid to simply make a decision,” Zelenskyy said.