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.