Zelenskyy about defence from Russians at President’s Office: "Would we shoot back? Yes!"

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Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine, said that "the defence of Bankova was very seriously prepared" with weapons and ammunition at various spots in case of an attack by the Russians.

Source: Zelenskyy in an interview with journalist Dmytro Komarov in the special project "The Year Behind the Scenes", recorded in the fall of 2022

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"We wouldn't be here if they [Russian sabotage and reconnaissance groups – ed.] went inside [Bankova Street, the President's Office – ed.]. If you don't let someone in, what happens? I think that no one would take anyone captive. We have prepared a very serious defence of Bankova. We would have been there to the last...

We had boxes with weapons and ammunition at various spots in Bankova.

"Yes, I have [a gun – ed.]. Yes, I know how to [shoot a gun – ed.]. I can imagine: the president of Ukraine is a prisoner of the Russians. It's shameful. I think that would be shameful."

"We wouldn’t [shoot – ed.] ourselves… Would we shoot back – yes."

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