All of us, whether we wear a crucifix, a star of David, a hijab, or are atheists, must understand what will happen tomorrow - President on the threat of war
President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, stated this in a video message to Ukrainians on April 20.
"We are not afraid because Ukraine-21 has no illusions. Understands who a true friend and brother is. Who is ready to lend a shoulder, and who can stab in the back. Therefore, Ukraine-21 understands all possible scenarios and knows what it will do in response to any development of the situation. We are not afraid because we have an incredible army and incredible defenders," Volodymyr Zelensky emphasized.
He recalled that last week he spent two days on the front line with military personnel: "they are used not to talk, but to do their job. They have high-quality equipment and weapons, valuable experience, courage, high fighting spirit, readiness to fight back against anyone and explain as clearly as possible that the passage, passage or passage of our land to unwanted guests is prohibited and impossible."
According to the president, our defenders have no fear or disbelief in their own strength.
"We are not afraid because we have an incredible society that is ready for mass volunteer mobilization, which will give everything, find everything and bring everything. During the day, at night, in the heat and frost. We are not afraid because we are a beautiful nation of beautiful people. Military personnel, doctors, scientists, engineers, designers, IT specialists, architects, builders, farmers, artists, musicians, poets. And we are a nation of creators, not destroyers. And we do not destroy other lands and peoples. But that doesn't mean we'll let ourselves be destroyed. And we are all ready to put down our laptops, pointers, microscopes, brushes, spatulas, rakes and shovels and protect our land. Because we don't have any one. Because we're not going to run away. Because we are not used to giving up," the head of state stressed.
In addition, Zelensky said that Ukraine is not afraid because it also has strong support from international partners.
"I spoke with the leaders of the United States of America, France, Germany, Great Britain, Turkey, the president of the Council of Europe and the NATO Secretary-General. They, like all other partners, are on our side. They perfectly see the true motives of Russia. We are ready to support us financially. We are ready to impose more and more tough sanctions and adopt tough resolutions. This is right and necessary, and Ukraine is sincerely grateful for all this," the president said.
At the same time, Zelensky stressed that our citizens really need to understand what else the world is ready for, we need clear signals that in the eighth year of the war, a country that, at the cost of the lives of its people, is a shield for Europe, will receive support not just as partners, from the stands, but as players of the same team, directly on the field, shoulder to shoulder.
Regarding Russia and Putin, President Zelensky stressed that Ukraine and Russia have different views on the future. "We are we. You are you. But this is not necessarily a problem. It is an opportunity. At the very least, it is an opportunity, before it is too late, to stop the murderous mathematics of future military losses."
At the same time, Putin was offered to meet anywhere in the Ukrainian Donbas, where there is a war going on.