Some people are still ‘throwing matches into fire’ burning between Israel, Palestine, says Ukrainian president
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that “where there are terrorists, there are no rules.”
“When we talk about laws and rules, where there are terrorists, there are no rules. Everything is beyond laws,” Zelenskyy said during an interview with NBC News on Sunday, in reponse to a question of whether he thinks Israel is following international law.
Zelenskyy said they are looking at the situation in Gaza as if it is something new, but that the situation is not new at all.
“It’s a fire that has been burning between Israel and Palestine, and some people are still throwing matches into this fire, and I’m sure that Russia was behind in sponsoring Hamas, and Iran too. That’s who is to blame,” Zelenskyy further said.
Zelenskyy also said everybody is trying to “say their own lies and fight against the enemy” using all their efforts to finish the war and sit down at the negotiation table.
“You have to exert pressure on Russia and Iran, you have to admit that these countries are behind these approaches, and I would also add North Korea there. You saw how many North Korean munitions were found in Gaza, it’s a fact, an absolute fact,” he added.
He went on to say that a country has “full right” to defend people and the state if under attack by “terrorists.”
“But, we have to understand, if we can open humanitarian corridors, take away prisoners of war, help people who are not involved there, the whole world should do this and the whole world should do all they can to stop this war,” he said.