Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told EU leaders on a conference call late last night that “this might be the last time you see me alive,” a European diplomat briefed on the conversation tells the Walla news site.
The diplomat says Zelensky urged EU leaders to take further steps against Russia and that the meeting ended with a decision to impose additional sanctions against Moscow.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi who was on the call tells his parliament this morning that Zelensky is currently in hiding in Kyiv. “We were supposed to talk on the phone this morning, but he was no longer available,” Draghi says.
Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, who was also on last night’s call, confirms Walla’s report, telling the Swedish News Agency that “this may have been the last time we saw Zelensky.”