Zelensky warns: Putin preparing 'Maidan 3'

Written by Henrik Rothen

Nov.17 - 2023 8:08 PM CET

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Photo: Presidents Office
Photo: Presidents Office
Putin preparing 'Maidan 3'.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in a conversation with Bloomberg journalists, has warned of Vladimir Putin's plans to sow chaos and division within Ukrainian society.

He revealed that the Kremlin is preparing for what he termed "Maidan 3," referring to a new plan to destabilize Ukraine.

Zelensky conveyed information about the Kremlin's latest plans, suggesting that since Russia cannot defeat Ukraine militarily, it might focus on societal division. This strategy is named "Maidan 3," in reference to the main square in Kyiv, which was the center of two revolutions - the Orange Revolution in 2004 and the Revolution of Dignity in 2014.

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Zelensky expressed concern about the slowing pace of ammunition and weapons deliveries from the West for the Ukrainian military. He highlighted that the focus of the United States and other countries on the Israel-Hamas war might negatively impact the regular supply capabilities for authorities in Kyiv, as reported by Radio ZET.

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