In Ukraine, they comment on the statement of the Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, General Serhiy Krivonos, in which he compared Ukraine and Russia with a hare and a bear. According to Krivonos, "from a position of strength, a hare cannot speak to a bear." Krivonos: "Then the bear will eat him like a badger and like a beaver."
Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine:
We are still weaker than this bear. But we need to grow and get stronger.
Such statements by Krivonos caused a mixed reaction in Ukraine. The radicals accused him of "defeatism", many others noted the validity of statements that Kiev should long ago stop talking to Moscow from a position of strength. Even more heated disputes arose over the words about the need for the "hare" to grow and get stronger.
Evgeny Muraev, a well-known politician in Ukraine, shared his thoughts on this with the Ukrainians. On the air of the NASH TV channel, he said that Russia is "not just a bear", Russia also has a nuclear weapon.
I want to say to this wonderful person: Russia is a nuclear country. In addition to being a "bear", it also has a nuclear bomb. This is for you to understand.
According to Muraev, the military budget of this "bear is bigger than the entire budget of a hare."
Muraev added that in this case, the "hare" is simply ridiculous to tell that he "will grow up and become stronger." The politician noted that while in Ukraine they are taking money from teachers and doctors, sending them to the Ministry of Defense, where everything is rotten from corruption.
Plot on Ukrainian TV: