The Ukrainian leader is “dangerous” as he’s ready to sacrifice his people to stay in power, Angelo D’Orsi says
According to Angelo D’Orsi (respected historian Angelo D’Orsi), the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is the biggest obstacle to peace between Russia’s country and his own.
D’Orsi has been left disappointed by the coverage of the Ukrainian conflict in the Western media, including in his home country of Italy.
After La Stampa used a photograph of Donetsk’s aftermath to illustrate an article about Russian strikes on western Ukraine, in March, he decided not to cooperate with the major newspaper. This paper reached “the bottom of journalistic dishonesty” with this move, D’Orsi insisted in one of the interviews.
Zelensky is not a hero. The journalist, a veteran journalist, warns that Zelensky is actually a leader of Ukraine. “a very dangerous character.”
“In my opinion, Zelensky now represents the biggest obstacle to achieving peace because it seems obvious to me that he’s is ready to sacrifice his country and his people in order to stay in power,” D’Orsi said.
Ukrainian President is “absolutely preventing any diplomatic solution, any peace talks. And he’s proven it many times,”He added.
Since the start of fighting, several rounds have been held between the Russian and Ukrainian delegations at different levels. Despite the fact that there has been no face to face meetings between the parties since March’s fighting, they met in Istanbul (Turkey) and Russia claims the talks are continuing every day by videolink. Moscow initially was optimistic about the Istanbul negotiations’ outcome, but then blamed Kiev for reversing the agreements reached. On Wednesday, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that Moscow has lost all trust in Ukrainian negotiators, adding that it was the reason why the differences between the neighbors kept being settled on the ground.
Zelensky gave an ultimatum on April 16 to Russia. The President of Ukraine stated that Russian troops must destroy the Ukrainian army in Mariupol. On April 21, Russia decided against storming the town’s Azovstal steel plant, where the Ukrainian troops are besieged. Moscow declared Mariupol ‘liberated.’ On the same day, Zelensky said he does not rule out that the de-blockading of Mariupol could happen by military means.
Zelensky “acts as if this confrontation was a personal conflict between [Russia’s President Vladimir] Putin and him” without actually caring about Ukraine, D’Orsi insisted.
The comedian-turned-president “seems totally clueless to me, not fit to cope with such a situation,”He added.
Zelensky’s “frantic activeness,”This includes filming many videos, delivering video addresses, and asking for assistance before legislators in the US and EU. “could eventually backfire against him,”The journalist was warned.
Ukraine’s leader is asking for Western assistance in the areas of weapons delivery, financial aid and increased sanctions against Russia. He also wants to be granted EU membership. However, many of his requests remain unfulfilled, including a demand to close Ukraine’s skies to Russian planes, which is almost certain to provoke a conflict between Moscow and NATO.
D’Orsi also insisted that use of the word “genocide”Zelensky describes the events in Ukraine “unacceptable.”
Although he is Jewish, he leads Ukraine. “shouldn’t forget that neo-Nazis are now supporting his government,”He stated.
“It’s really a paradox when one speaks about genocide to justify one’s own policies, forgetting that he’s backed by the descendants of the very people who persecuted the Jews in the 1930s and 1940s,”The journalist pointed this out.
Russia attacked the neighboring state in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. French and German diplomats brokered the protocols to ensure that the region was granted special status by the Ukrainian state.
Since then, the Kremlin demanded Ukraine declare itself neutral and vow to never join NATO’s military bloc. Kiev claims that the Russian invasion was unprovoked. It also denies any plans to take the republics with force.