'What's Next? Not Moscow,' Zelensky Tells Reporters in Kherson

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited the city of Kherson on November 14, days after it was liberated by Ukrainian troops following the withdrawal of Russia’s occupying forces.

When asked “what’s next” by an English-speaking reporter, Zelensky paused for a moment and replied: “Not Moscow. We’re not interested in territories of another country.”

The exchange was captured in video from journalist Sergio Olmos, who also shot footage of celebratory Kherson residents singing the Ukrainian national anthem.

Russia confirmed the withdrawal of its armed forces from the region on Friday, November 11.

The retreat came just under two months after the Kremlin claimed the annexation of Kherson Oblast following Moscow-controlled referendums in occupied Ukrainian territories. Credit: Sergio Olmos via Storyful

Video transcript

- [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]

- We talked about Russian [INAUDIBLE].

- What next?

- What next?

- Not Moscow. Not interested in territories of another country. We're interested only in [INAUDIBLE].

- [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]

- [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]

- We talked about Russian [INAUDIBLE].

- What next?

- What next?

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Not Moscow. Not interested in territories of another country. We're interested only in [INAUDIBLE].

- [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]