“The aggressor has to be isolated. Full, complete economic isolation. That will allow Ukraine to fight to defend our rights,” Mr. Zelenskyy said. “Leaving the Russian market is a must.”
“If any companies remain in the Russian market, that means you are directly supporting that war machine, the terrorist Russian Federation war machine,” he said. Mr. Zelenskyy also warned executives of the risks of doing business in Russia, citing Ukraine’s long-held belief that the two nations were close.
“It seems to you that you have a business with Russia…a profitable business, but one day you wake up to find that a rocket is flying toward you from Russia, and everything changes,” he said. “It’s not possible to do business with someone who tomorrow, instead of payment, will simply send rockets toward you.”