“Behind all these geopolitical speculations of those who advise Ukraine to give away something to Russia, “great geopoliticians” are always unwilling to see ordinary people,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wrote on Telegram. He also added that enemies chosen by the Russian Federation are ordinary citizens.
“Ordinary Ukrainians. Millions of those who live in the territory they propose to exchange for the illusion of peace. You must always see people. And remember that values are not just a word,” Zelensky wrote.
He also published his latest video in which he informs about the current situation in Ukraine.
“The 94th day of the full-scale war is over. The situation is very complicated. Especially in those areas in Donbas and the Kharkiv region, where the Russian army is trying to squeeze at least some result for themselves. The key areas of struggle at the front are still Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, Bakhmut, Popasna and other cities where the Russian offensive is concentrated. But our defence holds on. It’s indescribably difficult there,” he says.
“We work every day to strengthen our defence. This is primarily a supply of weapons. Every day we are bringing closer the time when our army will surpass the occupiers technologically and by firepower. Of course, a lot depends on the partners. On their readiness to provide Ukraine with everything necessary to defend freedom. And I expect good news on this already next week,” Zelensky adds.
“Today, the Russian army has launched absolutely senseless, openly barbaric strikes at the Sumy region. Missiles, mortars. And for what? And what does it give? Ukrainians of the Sumy region, as well as any other region of our state, have already understood everything about Russia (…) Russia must finally be officially recognized as a terrorist state,” he points out.
Photos: Telegram/Zelensky Official // Aris Messinis, Stas Kozljuk, Kate Klochko, Serhii Korovainyi, Herman Krieger, Serhii Nuzhnenko, Alexey Furman, Carol Guzy, Finbarr O’Reilly.