Today the whole world has realized that “Putin’s second army” is much weaker than all the experts thought.
Zeman ridiculed the “second army of the world” / REUTERS
Czech President Milos Zeman said that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s illusions about the power of the Russian army and Russia itself look ridiculous today.
He said this in an interview with CNN Prima News.
“Russian President Vladimir Putin succumbed to the illusion that Russia is omnipotent and, in particular, that the Russian army is the second most powerful army in the world. Today it looks ridiculous. It turned out that the Russian army is much weaker than all the experts thought,” Zeman said.
Criticizing Putin, whom the Czech president called a friend before the war in Ukraine, Zeman recalled Winston Churchill’s favorite quote: “I don’t care if anyone believes me or not. But it is important that a person believes in himself, and only an idiot does not change his views.”
According to Zeman, the irrationality of Russian policy may affect gas supplies to Europe.
“I don’t think that Russia will cut off supplies, but please take this statement with unexpected resignation from me. Because I once publicly said that the Russians are not crazy to attack Ukraine, and they turned out to be crazy,” he said. Zeman.
Earlier, UNIAN reported that Zeman called Russia’s actions irrational.
“An attack on Ukraine will destroy Russia, it will destroy it economically, politically and reputationally, this is not the worst step in the interests of the Russian people, and yet it happened because politicians act irrationally and behave like crazy. And a crazy person needs to be isolated,” he said. is he