Zelenskyy referred to Russia’s occupation as “cannibalism,” but said the source of Ukraine’s strength lies in its willingness to hold out. He met with host Zakaria in an outdoor walking interview, which Zakaria pointed to as significant, given the threats on Zelenskyy’s life.
“We have no other way, and it’s not our weakness. I believe it’s our strength. Because Russia does have a way out. They can go back home. We have only this home to defend,” Zelenskyy said of his nation’s military efforts.
The war stretched to its 200-day mark Sunday, following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion in February.
“I would like to immediately state that I’m grateful to President Biden and the White House and the bipartisan support,” Zelenskyy told Zakaria, adding: “Without this support, we will not be able to return our lands.”