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Dictators don't go on vacation. Zelenskyy calls Putin a thug and urged for his defeat

Dictators don't go on vacation. Zelenskyy calls Putin a thug and urged for his defeat Photo: President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin a thug. He urged to do everything to defeat Russia in his statement during the Munich Security Conference.

"After the murder of Alexei Navalny, it’s absurd to perceive Putin as a supposedly legitimate head of the Russian state. He is a thug who maintains power through corruption and violence. Coming to his so-called “inauguration”, shaking his hand, considering him an equal means to disdain the very nature of political power," said the head of state.

He added that the International Criminal Court's arrest warrant for Putin shows where the dictator's career should end.

"He has only two options ahead – to be in the dock in The Hague, or to be killed by one of his accomplices who are now killing for him. Destroying the source of wars and destabilization is our key task. It is fair," Zelenskyy said.

The President urged to do everything possible to defeat the Russian regime.

"We all must do not something, but everything possible to defeat the aggressor. Please, everyone remember that dictators do not go on vacation," he emphasized.

Russia claims Navalny's death

On February 16, the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug announced the death of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny. It is stated that he allegedly died in a correctional colony where he was serving his sentence.

The spokeswoman for the Russian politician, Kira Yarmysh, stated that Navalny's team currently has no evidence of his death.

More details on the politician's death in the article "'Murder Putin allowed himself to perpetrate': How Navalny's death will impact Russia"