President Zelensky considers it a mistake for the military to get involved in politics after 2014 when russia annexed Crimea and invaded Donbas. He made this statement in an interview with The Sun.
"It was after 2014, when each political party wanted some military men, stars of the war, and I believe that was a very big mistake. They were pushed to politics because they were all destroyed, reputation etc", - Zelensky is quoted by the publication.
Media also reports that Zelensky believes that if a military officer decides to engage in politics, then he has no time for war.
"If you manage war keeping in mind that tomorrow you will do politics or elections, then in your words and on the front line you behave as a politician and not as a military man, and I think that is a huge mistake", - Zelensky noted.
In the interview, the president added, "With all the respect to Gen Zaluzhny and to all the commanders who are on the battlefield, there is an absolute understanding of the hierarchy and that is it, and there can’t be two, three, four, five. It is one, in accordance with the law and in times of war this can’t even be discussed. That does not lead to the unity of the nation".
It was previously reported that Zelensky thanked Republicans’ favorite American TV channel for covering the war in Ukraine.