Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy blamed NATO for giving Russia the opportunity to start the war in Ukraine.
Upon being asked; “As the President of Ukraine, what do you expect from Asian countries and at what point in time amid war were you let down by Western countries?”
“Thank you for your question. If talking about world structure, or world info structure of security, I really can’t influence NATO, and we are not NATO’s member,” Zelenskyy replied.
“And that, in my opinion, is a big mistake that during all these years NATO couldn’t find a place, time, and opportunities to accept Ukraine to the Alliance. And now everyone can see that we could only strengthen the alliance, and now everybody can see that it might be a large percentage of possibility that Russia won’t start that war,” translator Anton Zaporozhets quoted Zelenskyy as saying.
“I think it’s a strategic mistake of the Alliance towards Ukraine. No one expected the strength of our state, no one expected we can stand for more than three days, some NATO or EU leaders couldn’t even speak loud about sanctions policy, because they said what’s the reason to impose sanctions if the country is going to be occupied in three days,” the president added.