President Volodymyr Zelensky told Ukrainians in an emotional speech to mark 31 years of independence that Ukraine was reborn when it was invaded by Russia. Ukraine will fight “to the end”, without any compromise.
Zelenskiy told Ukrainians that Ukraine was reborn when Russia invaded on February 24 and that it would retake annexed Crimea and occupied areas in the east.
In the recorded speech, broadcast on the six-month anniversary of Russia’s February 24 invasion, Zelensky said that Ukraine no longer sees the war ending when there is peace, but when Kiev is victorious. conformable Reuters.
“A new nation came into the world on February 24”
“A new nation came into the world on February 24th at 4 o’clock in the morning. He was not born, but reborn. A nation that did not cry, did not scream and did not get scared. One that didn’t run away. He didn’t give up. And who didn’t forget,” he said.
The wartime leader, 44, gave the speech in his trademark battle fatigues in front of Kiev’s central monument marking independence from the Russian-controlled Soviet Union.
“What does the end of the war mean for us? We used to say: peace. Now we say: victory,” he said.
Ukraine will fight “to the end”
The streets of central Kiev were unusually empty on Wednesday morning after days of dire warnings that Russia could launch new missile attacks on major cities.
According to AFP, Zelensky promised on Independence Day that Ukraine would fight “to the end” and make “no concessions or compromises.”
“We don’t care what army you have, we only care about our land. We will fight for him until the end.”