Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and first girl Olena Zelenska sat down with Britain’s TalkTV host Piers Morgan of their first joint worldwide TV interview, which is scheduled to air Tuesday.
They mentioned the US’ and Britain’s help for Ukraine and the way the battle has affected their marriage, in response to preview clips shared on Twitter by TalkTV and Piers Morgan.
Zelensky stated he his eager on US President Joe Biden visiting Ukraine as this could ship “the strongest sign in help of Ukraine.”
“I consider this could be a terrific sign, an enormous sign. Everybody sees Ukraine’s angle towards the US. This may be highest help,” Zelensky told Morgan in a preview clip.
Requested whether or not he had a message for the subsequent British prime minister, Zelensky stated in a separate preview clip that he could be blissful to cooperate intently and preserve the shut relationship with the UK that Ukraine benefitted from below now-caretaker Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s management. The interview content material was translated from Ukrainian by TalkTV.
“Whoever is the chief, the best degree of help shall be offered from the Ukraine,” Zelensky stated. International Secretary Liz Truss and former finance minister Rishi Sunak are vying to turn into the subsequent Conservative occasion chief and prime minister.
Zelensky also said he had “no proper to play in politics contained in the UK” when requested about whether or not he would help a possible marketing campaign to get Boris Johnson again into workplace. Nonetheless, Zelensky stated Johnson has been a “nice good friend to Ukraine” and stated he hoped he retained some form of political workplace.
“I don’t need him to vanish, however the determination is within the fingers of the British individuals,” Zelensky stated.
The presidential couple additionally said their marriage had gotten stronger because of the challenges offered by the battle.
“I agree with the speculation that marriage will get stronger with challenges. I feel in our case, it might be the identical,” stated Zelenska.
“I’ve just one spouse and I’m blissful,” the president added.
In a second of levity, the primary girl disclosed that she discovered her husband could be working for Ukraine’s presidency whereas watching his presidential marketing campaign announcement on TV on Dec. 31, 2018.
“He forgot [to tell me],” Zelenska stated. “I noticed his New Yr’s tackle and discovered he was really working!” she added.