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'I'm not a loser': Zelensky clashes with veterans over Donbas disengagement (VIDEO) | Kyiv Post - Nov. 28, 2019 |

However, the biggest argument erupted when someone informed Zelensky that the veterans had illegal arms, which they allegedly stored under their beds. The president then demanded they remove the weapons from Zolote.

When one veteran, Denys Yantar, said they had no arms and wanted instead to discuss protests against the planned disengagement that had taken place across Ukraine, Zelensky became furious.

    "Listen, Denys, I'm the president of this country. I'm 41 years old. I'm not a loser. I came to you and told you: remove the weapons. Don't shift the conversation to some protests,"Zelensky said.

Videos of the exchange spread quickly. As he said this, Zelensky aggressively approached Yantar, who heads the National Corps, a political offshoot of the far-right Azov volunteer battalion, in Mykolaiv city.

"But we've discussed that," Yantar said.

"I wanted to see understanding in your eyes. But, instead, I saw a guy who's decided that this is some loser standing in front of him," Zelensky said.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Mar 5th, 2022 at 10:40:08 PM EST
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