Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to create a multimillion-dollar army because he sees how its units are scattered in Ukraine, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. In an interview with BILD, he said that he had not seen Putin's speech. His appearance on television was "not my favorite video," the president said.
"I have all the information I need. There was nothing new for me in this speech," Zelenskiy said.
According to him, Putin has already carried out a partial mobilization, "our special services and our allies have already announced this; they have been mobilized over the last month."
The partial mobilization, he said, shows that Russia has "problems with officers and other military personnel."
"We already know that they mobilized cadets, guys who didn't know how to fight. These cadets fell. They couldn't even finish their education. All these people can't fight. They come to us and die," Zelenskiy said.
The President of Ukraine continued: "He sees that his units are simply running away. He needs a multi-million army that came to us. Because he sees that most of those who come to us simply run away."
"He wants to drown Ukraine in blood, but also in the blood of his soldiers," Zelenskiy said.