Zelensky: Russia is deploying mercenaries to Ukraine

‘Syrian mercenary’ statement from Zelenskiy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy stated that the Russian army, which attacked his country, treated even Russian-speaking citizens very badly, “Now, Syrian mercenaries, who do not distinguish who speaks which language, what church they go to, which party they support, come to a foreign country only to kill. ” said.

Zelensky addressed the Ukrainians on the 16th day of Russia’s attacks.

Emphasizing that they have been fighting for their freedom for 16 days, Zelenskiy said that “this time is 4 times longer than the enemy planned for the invasion”.

Zelenskiy underlined that the Russians thought that their armies, which are thought to be one of the strongest armies in the world, would defeat the Ukrainians, and that they hoped that the Russian army would be greeted with flowers on the streets of Ukraine, “It is not possible to say when we will liberate our lands from occupation. But I can say that we will. Because we are striving for this, because it is already a strategic turning point. We have reached the point. We are moving towards our goal, our victory.” he said.

Expressing that they expect new sanctions against Russia from their Western partners, Zelenskiy said, “Russia must pay the price of this terrible war. It must pay the price every day. Yesterday, EU leaders held a very important meeting. We know what leader said at that meeting. Who spoke clearly, who supported us, We know who is silent. How do we evaluate the decision taken? It is very simple. We need stronger steps. This is not what we expect.” used the phrases.

Zelenskiy noted the following about the “warriors” that Russia plans to bring from the Middle East to fight against Ukraine:

“We are fighting an enemy who does not care about the deaths of thousands of his soldiers. The enemy, who recruited soldiers from all over Russia to throw him into the hell of war, has now come up with the idea of ​​bringing Syrian mercenaries against the Ukrainian people. They are bringing bandits from Syria.

You saw how the Russian soldiers treated our Russian-speaking people. They behaved with missiles, bombs, cannons. Now, Syrian mercenaries, who do not distinguish who speaks which language, which church they attend, which party they support, come to a foreign country only to kill.”


Russia-Ukraine-Turkey trilateral foreign ministers meeting, which was held in Antalya on the margin of Antalya Diplomacy Forum (ADF) with the mediation of Turkey, started at 11.25 yesterday and lasted for 1.5 hours.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba, who held a press conference at the end of the tripartite peace summit in Antalya and stated that the meeting was not easy, said, “It was not easy and I managed to facilitate this contact. It was the first contact after the attacks of Russia and the Republic of Turkey succeeded in this contact. It was an easy and difficult meeting. “Why was it easy? Mr. Lavrov continued his traditional narrative. It was difficult, because I did my best. I tried to find a diplomatic solution. A humanitarian tragedy is taking place in the occupied cities and fronts. I did my best to look for diplomatic ways to end this tragedy.” ‘ he said.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also said, “We met with Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu, then we held a tripartite meeting. This meeting was held with the offer of the Turkish side. We decided to meet with Mr. Erdoğan after meeting with Russian President Putin. We support all kinds of contacts for the solution of the crisis. ‘ he said.


NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, EP Secretary General Marija Buric, EP Turkey Rapporteur Nacho Sanchez Amor, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) High Representative Miguel Angel Moratinos and UN Special Representative for Somalia James Swan ADF’ among those who attended.

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