President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday announced his goal for Ukraine is to turn it into a “Greater Israel.”
From Mil.in.ua, “Security will become our number one priority. Ukraine will become a ‘Greater Israel’ — Zelensky”:
Ukraine will not become a “liberal” state in the near future, and the issues of security will become our number one priority, said Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine, per NV reports.
“Ukraine will definitely not be the same as we strived for from the very beginning. It’s impossible. Completely liberal and European — it will not be like that. It will definitely stand from the fortress of every house, every building, every person,” he said during his interview with the Ukrainian journalists.
According to the Head of State, Ukraine will become the “Greater Israel”.
“We will become a ‘Greater Israel’ with our own face. We will not be surprised if there are representatives of the Armed Forces or the National Guard in our cinemas and supermarkets; if those places would have people carrying weapons. I am convinced that the issue of security will be the number one priority for us in the next ten years. I am sure of this,” he said.
Back in February, as Russian forces were amassing on Ukraine’s eastern border, Zelensky was busy getting a law passed to outlaw anti-Semitism and punish those convicted of violating the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s broad definition of anti-Semitism with fines and five to eight-year prison sentences.