President Volodymyr Zelenskyy believes that the war in Ukraine will be over when Russian leader Vladimir Putin dies.
Source: Zelenskyy in David Letterman’s "My next guest needs no introduction" special on Netflix
Details: The special was filmed in Kyiv’s metro, the sound of trains could be heard from time to time.
The interviewer asked Zelenskyy: "Let’s imagine that Putin gets a cold and dies, or accidentally falls out of the window and dies, will the war go on?".
Quote from Zelenskyy: "No. There will be no war. The authoritarian regime is dreadful. There is a high risk that everything can be decided by one person.
So, when this one person leaves, all the institutions stop. Something similar took place in the Soviet Union. Everything stopped.
I believe that if he’s not there, it will be hard for them. They will focus on domestic politics, not foreign policy".
More details: Zelenskyy believes that Russians will fight for democracy when they realise that complete isolation has come.