GIVE EM ZEL Brave Ukrainian president Zelensky’s vow to ‘shoot to kill’ in fight to the death
UKRAINE’S Volodymyr Zelensky bravely vowed he would shoot Russian forces if they were to storm Kyiv’s headquarters.
The Ukrainian President admitted he carries a pistol and said he would have “shot to kill” if Vladimir Putin’s troops had succeeded in breaking into his office in Bankova Street at the start of the war.
Ukrainian President Zelensky with his parents Oleksandr and Rimma
Officials said that Russian troops failed to reach Bankova Street, where state offices are located
Officials said that Russian troops failed to reach Bankova Street, where state offices are locatedCredit: AFP
During the first days of the invasion of Ukraine, officials said that Russian intelligence units tried to break into Kyiv but were defeated.
They had failed to reach Bankova Street in the centre, home to the presidential offices while unsuccessful attacks were reported on the outskirts of Kyiv.
Speaking about the consequences of an attack on the presidential headquarters, Zelensky said that he would have used his weapon “to kill,” noting that he and his team were “seriously prepared.”
He told the 1+1 TV channel “I know how to shoot. Could you imagine (a headline like) ‘The President of Ukraine is taken captive by Russians?’
“This is a disgrace. I believe this would be a disgrace.
“I think if they had gone inside, into the administration, we would not be here.
“No one would have been taken prisoner because we had a very seriously prepared defence of Bankova Street.
“We would have been there to the last.”
Asked whether he carried a pistol and practised using it, he replied that he did, while dismissing a suggestion he might have used it to take his own life rather than be captured.
“No, no, no. It’s not (to shoot) myself. To shoot back, surely,” he said