“We have people with good education, they can speak both Russian and Ukrainian. I spoke to the President of the Russian Federation today, all of this is not prohibited in our country. And even now, emphasizing this, I can continue in Russian. And by the way, we speak English very well, ”Zelensky said at a press conference following the meeting in the Norman format.

Earlier Zelensky in a video message on the YouTube channel announced his desire to improve his level of the Ukrainian language.

In July Zelensky promised to defend the Ukrainian language.

Ukrainian children's writer Larisa Nitsa expressed indignation that Zelensky used the Russian language in his inaugural speech.