Zelenskyy: We'll not abandon our people in occupied territories
Ukraine will not abandon its people in the occupied territories, we should be as confident in Ukraine as we were at the moment of Russia's full-scale invasion, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said.
"Every time when I meet with our defenders – those who are at the front, those who are preparing to return to the front, those who deserve state awards… Every time when I see them, I can see their readiness to not only defense Ukraine, but also win for the sake of Ukraine. Win in this war. We should do our thing. This is what we need," he said in a video address on Friday.
Zelenskyy stressed that he remembers very well his commitment on February 24 and in the first days of the full-scale war.
"I remember what they said and who said that. Who believed and who was mistaking, not believing in Ukraine. We should be as confident in Ukraine now as we were then. Russia wanted to reach Kyiv but it was forced to run away. It wanted to get Kharkiv and said that it was a Russian city but our Kharkiv is and will always be free. As well as Kherson. As well as Odesa. And we will not abandon our people in the occupied territory. I want them to hear this now," the president said.
"It is about millions of fates. All partners know what we need. For the front, for our sky, for our cities, for our advancement," he said.