Russia is afraid to admit 'cowardly' mistakes - Zelensky


© APA | Ukraine's President, Volodymyr Zelensky

# 11 April 2022 08:41 (UTC +04:00)

In his nightly Facebook address on Sunday, Ukraine's President, Volodymyr Zelensky, leveled accusations of torture and cowardice at invading forces and told his citizens to prepare for Russia to conduct "even larger operations in the east of our state", APA reports citing BBC.

"They can use even more missiles against us, even more air bombs," he said. "But we are preparing for their actions. We will respond."

He dismissed Russian claims that civilian deaths across Ukraine were the result of Ukraine's own military strikes, calling them a sign of Russia's weakness.

"They say about the murders in Bucha that it is not them, but allegedly us," he said. "Do you know why this is so? Because it's cowardice."

He added: "They are afraid to admit that Russia's entire policy toward Ukraine has been erroneous for decades."

The Ukrainian leader said that in order not to admit mistakes, Russia had made new mistakes: "They deprived themselves of any political tools and, unwilling to give up unrealistic ambitions, started this war."

"It all came from cowardice," he continues.

"When cowardice grows, it turns into a catastrophe. When people lack the courage to admit their mistakes, apologise, adapt to reality, learn, they turn into monsters. And when the world ignores it, the monsters decide that it is the world that has to adapt to them.

"Ukraine will stop all this."