President of Ukraine talks about Russian Agression

On February 19th, President Volodymyr Zelensky of the Ukraine addressed the Munich Security Conference regarding the crisis in his country. Below are some of the biggest take-a-ways from his speech. Read the full transcript here.

“What do attempts at appeasement lead to”?

“I hope no one thinks of Ukraine as a convenient and eternal buffer zone between the West and Russia. This will never happen. Nobody will allow that. Otherwise – who’s next? Will NATO countries have to defend each other”?

“Three years ago, it was here that Angela Merkel said: ‘Who will pick up the wreckage of the world order? Only all of us, together.’ The audience gave a standing ovation. But, unfortunately, the collective applause did not grow into collective action. 

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