UKRAINE: Zelensky to world powers: ‘Fear makes you an accomplice’ – BBC News

Zelensky to world powers: ‘Fear makes you an accomplice’


In his nightly video address, he harshly criticised the “passive” nature of some sanctions, saying the world cannot wait for Russian actions to respond.

Zelensky lamented that “strong preventive sanctions”, if they had been adopted by world powers earlier, might have prevented the invasion.           

He slapped his hand on the table at times to press his point during the seven-minute address:

“A full-scale war has begun,” Zelensky said. “Now there are many hints and warnings that supposedly tougher sanctions, such as an embargo on Russian oil supplies to Europe, will be put in place if Russia uses chemical weapons.

“There are simply no words. We, people who are alive, have to wait. Doesn’t everything the Russia military has done to date warrant an oil embargo? Don’t phosphorous bombs warrant it? A shelled chemical production facility or a shelled nuclear power plant doesn’t warrant it?”

Zelensky said he plans to address the parliaments of several countries this week to urge them to provide more weapons.

“Ukrainians should not die just because someone cannot find enough courage to hand over the necessary weapons,” he said.

“Fear always makes you an accomplice.”

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  • Outside the box  On 03/29/2022 at 10:36 am

    Doesn’t this man realize as yet that he has been thrown under the bus!!!! No matter how many weapons he gets, what’s done is done!!!

  • Michael O Alstrom  On 03/29/2022 at 11:44 am

    Accomplices were already made.

  • Morning star  On 03/29/2022 at 12:55 pm

    He wil keep asking and asking .the man has no shame !!! His family are not drinking sewage water and are safe

  • Chris  On 03/29/2022 at 1:10 pm

    If NATO intervenes, the whole world will be at risk for war which could last years. Why are humans still so stupid in this day and age with so much information at hand?

    Live out the few years you were given and stop thinking you will be here forever. Death and destruction accomplish nothing but grief and pain.

    Why is it even necessary to mention it?

    Zelenskyy should know why there’s a reluctance to engage the madman Putin who threatens nuclear war.

    The world understands what happened when Hitler invaded Poland. When allied forces declared war on Germany days after the invasion, it spread all over the world and lasted 6 years and one day. Millions of people died and countless cities were levelled.

    Remember Nagasaki and Hiroshima!

    Do we want this insanely to happen again?

    The war in Ukraine could easily morph into a global conflict. The world must not let it happen.

    • Maureen Wickham uk  On 03/29/2022 at 2:00 pm

      He know Putin is rotten but he keep asking for help . honestly people do not contribute their money to pay for weapons to murder people . Zelensky looks well fed and I bet he is not drinking sewage water !!!

      The refugee s are arriving in the UK in their flash expensive cars .the poor ones are left behind to rot

      • Brother  On 03/29/2022 at 4:32 pm

        Uneducated Guyanese peasants are an embarrassment to all Guyanese.

      • guyaneseonline  On 03/30/2022 at 11:58 am

        What does your comment have to do with this subject matter? Please explain!
        Thank you


      • Maureen Wickham uk  On 03/30/2022 at 9:08 am

        Whilst I have full sympathy for the Ukrainian people why should the UK take them when they can flee to other eastern European countriesv in their BMW .

        The cost of living has gone up and people for what ever circumstances are struggling to feed a family of 6 for £45.00 a week but the government won’t help them but will open their doors and help others . People have to decide whether to heat their homes or have a meal.

  • Kman  On 03/30/2022 at 11:21 am

    An exposé should be done on Zoldy and his friends, and let the world see how he stacks up to Putin in corruption.
    The world only hear and see what the Americans want them to.
    Get off the American dollar!

  • Kman  On 03/30/2022 at 11:23 am

    Looks like this comedian needs a good slapping from Willy.

    • Maureen Wickham uk  On 03/30/2022 at 11:50 am

      I. Am fed up of hearing how great this man is. the country is two bit dump . This is nonsense that he forced old people to stay and fight .what is honourable about this man ?

      • Morning star  On 03/31/2022 at 3:24 am

        The NHS is at breaking point .long list and people, new mothers and babies are dying .the NHS is so obsessed with wokery they need a medal. Yet they still want to send people here .

        The eastern European s could work in the UK and still apply for benefits for any child even if the child didn’t reside in UK .this is useless Britain helping people who don’t contribute to the economy but can’t help people who have lived here for years and paid their taxes .

      • Chris  On 03/31/2022 at 1:01 pm

        Say what?

        This is a time of crisis and trauma for the people of Ukraine. They need any help they can get.

        Do you have evidence to back up your assertion? If so, produce it.

        Anyone can come online and write wild stuff without facts or accountability.

  • wally n  On 03/31/2022 at 2:01 pm

    Chris is correct, unless you are lucky to get some inside information, the news is skewed to suit their agenda, the situation is complex.

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