Is Ukraine ready for a long fight? Interview with Ukrainian MP | Conflict Zone
As the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine nears, DW sat down with Ukrainian Member of Parliament Oleksiy Goncharenko, himself a veteran of the fighting.
“We just want to be alive, with our families, on our land,” he told Conflict Zone.
The MP talked about Western promises and his own experiences since February 24, 2022.
He also discussed China’s warning against nuclear weapons and a possible Beijing peace proposal, Western red lines on weapons deliveries to Ukraine, Russian war crimes and Putin’s.
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00:57 Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Goncharenko on Western promises of weapons, President Emmanuel Macron, Vice President Kamala Harris and Vladimir Putin
01:55 Inflation, food crisis, energy crisis, refugee crisis worse with war in Ukraine
02:10 Movement in Western “red lines” on HIMARS
02:30 UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on long-range munitions & training of Ukrainian pilots
03:45 Moral & legal case of Ukrainian use of cluster bombs
05:07 Russia is committing genocide on occupied territories, deported Ukrainian children in Russia
05:40 Most important item on Kyiv’s weapons shopping list: ATACMS
06:30 Western fear of Russian escalation & defeat
07:04 Collapse of Russian Federation is better than live Russian Empire or return of Soviet Union
07:35 Nuclear escalation, chemical weapons, long range missiles or Iranian drones
08:15 Wang Yi WMD warning and peace proposal from China
09:20 Frontline situation, ammunition and tanks
10:30 Munich Security Conference & Western demilitarization, Bundeswehr operational capability
11:20 NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on munitions production timelines
11:45 Russian invasion of Georgia 2008. Crimea 2014 and Ramstein UDCG format
12:45 Ukrainian Territorial Army Kviv February 2022
13:10 HIMARS, Howitzers, Patriots, Russian Mobilization and Western timelines
13:26 General Mark Milley, Chairman US Joint Chiefs of Staff assessment of war in Ukraine
14:30 This war is not just about Ukraine & Russia
15:35 Tyrants cannot stop, they can only be stopped
15:50 Ukraine voluntarily gave up nuclear weapons
16:20 If Ukrainian territorial integrity is not restored, expect nuclear proliferation in Latin America, Asia and Europe
18:00 Germany and Nord Stream after 2014
19:16 Western response after February 24, 2022
20:20 Two options to run or to fight T
22:22 When you are working 24/7 there’s no time for regrets or tears
23:12 Holodomor, Soviet Terror Famine in Ukraine, today we are losing thousands, to not lose millions
23:40 Prosecution of war crimes, post-war justice?
24:20 Will Putin be sentenced by history or by tribunal?
25:00 Questions for Volodymyr Zelenskyy after war
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