Ukraine: Zelensky criticized after his statements to the Washington Post about the Russian invasion

Until then undisputed, Volodymyr Zelensky has seen criticism emerge on social networks since his last statements to the Washington Post on the Russian invasion.


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Volodymyr Zelensky is increasingly being challenged in Ukraine, according to The

Washington Post


Earlier this week, he told the American newspaper that he had chosen not to warn his people of the Russian invasion plan to guarantee the country's economic stability and prevent many Ukrainians from fleeing the country.


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Volodymyr Zelensky affirms that if he had informed the population of the Russian plans, his country would undoubtedly have lost the war in less than a week.

But after six months of bombardments, exactions, rapes, houses being pulverized, some wonder if all this could not have been avoided.

Until then undisputed,

Volodymyr Zelensky

sees criticism emerged on social networks.

Academics, journalists condemn Zelensky's strategy of not disclosing American information on the preparations for war on the Russian side.

Mikhailo Michtchenko is deputy director of the sociological service of the Razumkov Center, a specialist in public opinion in Ukraine and for him these criticisms come from a small part of the population which has its own interests: " 

That is why many journalists and all bloggers have a connection to opposition parties

 ,” he says.

If no sociological study has yet been published, Mikhailo Michtchenko tries to assess the impact of the interview of the Ukrainian president in


Washington Post

on public opinion



Intuitively, I can say that this criticism will not have a great influence on public opinion.

 He affirms that the head of state's popularity rating is still very high.


The sociological results of the various sociological services, not only of the Razumkov center, have shown that the level of support for Volodymyr Zelensky is very high.


Some Internet users try to take a step back.

One of them wonders if a threat of invasion would have been taken seriously at the time.


We refused to believe 

,” she recalls, as the Russians moved her troops to the border. 

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