09:23 16.03.2022

War for Russia will end in shame, poverty and many years of isolation – Zelensky

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has said that Russia's war in Ukraine would end in shame, poverty and many years of isolation.

"Citizens of Russia! Each of you who has access to truthful information could already realize how this war will end for your country. Shame and poverty. Many years of isolation. A very cruel repressive system that will treat the citizens of Russia just as inhumanly as you, the invaders, treated Ukrainians," Zelensky said in a video message on Wednesday night.

He added that the further outcome of events would depend on the actions of Russian citizens.

"I want to say directly to all the officials of the Russian Federation. To everyone who is related to the current government: if you remain in office, if you do not oppose the war, the international community will deprive you of everything. Everything that you have earned over many years. This is already being done," the president said.

"The same goes for the propaganda system. If you stay working for propaganda, you put yourself at much greater risk than if you just leave, just resign. Risk of sanctions and an international tribunal for promoting a war of aggression for justifying war crimes. Resign. A few months without work for you will definitely be better than all life with international persecution," the head of state said.

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