On June 10, veterans of the Azov Regiment, members of the Chernihiv Regional Branch of the National Corps, met President Zelensky during his working trip to the Chernihiv Polytechnic National University. Unexpectedly for the president, instead of protocol meetings, he had to answer awkward questions of 23-year-old veteran Vladyslav Shatilo, who lost his leg defending Ukraine at the front.
“What kind of withdrawal of troops or reconciliation in Donbas can we talk about, when our soldiers are wounded every day, when the number of dead is decreasing?”, Shatilo asked.
Veterans noted that their comrade had lost a leg where Zelensky was going to withdraw troops.
“You are surrendering our lands, for which our brothers died!”, the veterans said.
However, Zelensky avoided answers. Instead of explaining the logic of his capitulation policy concerning Donbas, the president hid from veterans behind his bodyguard and simply ran away.
Unfortunately, it turns out that running away from people has become the practice of presidents, and Zelensky is no exception.