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Zelensky says he saw ‘death, just death’ during his visit to Bucha, Ukraine


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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told CBS News’ 60 Minutes that he saw only “death, nothing but death” while touring the town of Bucha earlier this week.

In the interview, which is to air from Sunday, Zelenskyy said Ukraine “stands for a person’s ability to live in the modern world” in its fight against Russia.

“They say we stand for Western values. I always say, what are Western values? Someone who lives in the United States or Europe, does he not like children either? Zelensky said.

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“Don’t they want their kids to go to college, don’t they want their grandfather to live to be 100? He continued. “We have the same values. We defend the right to live.”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky examines the site of a recent battle in Bucha on Monday.
(AP/Efrem Lukatsky)

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“I never thought that this right was so expensive. These are human values,” added the Ukrainian leader. “So that Russia doesn’t choose what we have to do and how I use my rights. This right was given to me by God and my parents.”

The Ukraine-Russia conflict is now in its 44th day.

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