President Volodymyr Zelenskyy ( Credit: GettyImage)
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Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, has urged Ukrainians to be steadfast and await victory in the war against Russia.
“We must be ready – not to break down, not to separate, not to deviate from our path.”
Speaking at the annual meeting of the Yalta European Strategy, Zelenskyy said Ukraine cannot afford to stop the war even though Russia is doing everything to break the resilience of Ukraine.
“We cannot afford to stop. This is my main message to anyone out there who is thinking something. Some even from the leaders, pushing us somewhere, into someone’s extra arms. The way from this time, when the whole state is fully focused and united for the sake of victory, to that special moment when we can finally feel that the victory has taken place.”
“I know the key question on everyone’s mind right now is when? The answer to this question can be given by the stage that is ahead of us. I say frankly: it will be a difficult stage. We have to survive this winter. It will be the most difficult winter for the whole world.”
“Russia is doing everything to break the resistance of Ukraine, the resistance of Europe and the world in 90 days this winter. Because this is what Russia hopes for. This is her last argument. The last one, I am sure of it: the cruelty of the winter period, which is supposed to help when the cruelty of man is lacking.”