Ukraine is Not Controlled by Its People or President, But by US, Western States
During the Q&A session, the Russian president also explained why he has been turning down calls for a bilateral meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“Why meet with Zelensky if he has let his country fall under full outside control. Decisions on key issues about Ukraine’s livelihood are being made not in Kiev, but in Washington, and partly in Berlin and in Paris. So what is there to talk about?”, Putin wondered.