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President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday in an interview to AFP slammed Western nations which he stated supported Ukraine however have been additionally “afraid” of any clear defeat for Moscow.

“We are in a nonsense situation where the West is afraid that Russia will lose the war. And it does not want Ukraine to lose it,” Mr Zelensky stated.

Mr Zelensky additionally rejected a French name for an Olympic truce this summer time, saying it might simply assist Russia transfer its troops and tools.

The Ukrainian president stated he had spoken to Emmanuel Macron, the French president, who made the enchantment and informed him: “Let’s be honest… Emmanuel, I don’t believe it”.

“Who can guarantee that Russia will not use this time to bring its forces to our territory?” Zelensky stated, including: “First of all, we don’t trust Putin”.

“We are against any truce that plays into the hands of the enemy,” he stated.

“If it’s a truce, an Olympic truce for the duration of the Olympics, a land truce, they will have an advantage,” he stated, explaining that there was “a risk that they will bring heavy equipment to our territory and no one will be able to stop them”.

Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, earlier on Friday additionally recommended that Moscow wouldn’t help the concept of a truce throughout the video games in Paris this summer time.