In an interview with CNN, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy stated that they are trying to recapture their territory in the south and east of Ukraine, and their latest goal is to “save Crimea”, which was annexed by Russia in 2014.
Emphasizing that Kiev’s efforts are focused on recapturing the lands in the south and east of Ukraine, Zelenskiy said, “We cannot think of Ukraine without Crimea. When Crimea is under Russian occupation, this has only one meaning; the war is not over yet.” made its assessment.
Asked whether any scenario in which peace can be achieved without Crimea is possible, Zelensky replied, “Then there will be no victory.” gave the answer.
The Ukrainian President claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s response to the armed Wagner rebellion was “weak” and that he was losing control of his own people.
Russia annexed Crimea, on which it had a disagreement with Ukraine, in 2014, and Wagner, who was assigned to include Crimea in Russian territory, made his name known worldwide with this step.