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10/7, 7:28 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Kremlin: Zelensky remarks show Putin was right to launch operation

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on Friday that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's comments about a "preemptive strike" against Russia show that Russian President Vladimir Putin was right when he decided to launch the special military operation in Ukraine back in February.

Peskov urged the international community not to ignore Zelensky's statements, stressing no one tried to "rein in" Zelensky over the remarks.

Earlier in the week, the Ukrainian president spoke to the Sydney-based Lowy Institute in Ukrainian and an interpreter first translated his words as a call on NATO to take "preventive strikes" against Russia before correcting the translation to "preventive action." Zelensky's spokesman later insisted the Ukrainian president was referring to economic sanctions which he believed should have started even before Russia attacked his country.

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