According to Zelensky, Russian citizens are already complicit in a full-scale war against Ukraine, killing and torturing Ukrainians, because they have remained silent and continue to be silent. And now the time has come for men in the Russian Federation to choose: die or live. Women also have to choose: lose husbands, children, grandchildren or try to protect them from death and war.
“We know for sure that the summons for 300,000 people were printed in advance, even before this decision on the mobilization appeared. Our intelligence proved it. But the leadership of the Russian Federation is preparing to bring up to one million men into the country. “Army. This is the main thing they talk about now that they are silent … 55,000 Russian soldiers died in this war in six months. Tens of thousands were wounded, maimed. Want more? No? Then protest. Fight. Run away.” . Or surrender to Ukrainian captivity. These are options for survival, “the president stressed.
According to him, this decision by the Russian leadership is a frank admission that their army of cadres, which “has been trained for decades to capture someone else’s,” could not stand it and crumbled.
“And now, due to the mobilization, Russia’s war against Ukraine for most Russian citizens is not something on TV or on the Internet, but something that has entered every Russian home,” the president said.