Address by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, August 10, 2023

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Address by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, August 10, 2023

“Ukraine must realize its historic chance for development gained by the courage of our people,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

I wish you health, fellow Ukrainians!

Today was a long, exhausting day. A day of briefings, discussions, meetings.

We continue to prepare the Ukrainian Doctrine, a thorough text that will serve as a basis for the transformation of our country. We do not forget our main goal – to win the war and not to lose the country. Ukraine must realize its historic chance for development gained by the courage of our people – our entire nation.

We are also preparing more defense packages for our warriors and more defense systems for the entire Ukrainian society, including air defense systems. Today I also had a conversation with representatives of the UK military leadership – a confidential conversation. But an effective one.

As for today’s meetings, which are worth mentioning publicly… I spoke with a representative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Metropolitan Emmanuel. We are working at all levels and with all actors in global relations to implement the Peace Formula, in particular, to return children deported from our land to Ukraine. I am grateful to the Ecumenical Patriarchate for its willingness to help.

Of course, as always, we talked about strengthening the spiritual independence of Ukraine and about spiritual peace in Ukraine. Our country is one of the historical centers of Christianity. And it will remain so. Ukrainians have managed to build a special format of religious relations in their home: our country has a Council of Churches and Religious Organizations, which guarantees that all communities are respected, all communities can express their opinions to the state, and all communities can participate in solving socially important issues. The state will never allow any of the Ukrainian religious communities to be used by the aggressor state. Ukraine will endure, will preserve its independence – all aspects of independence, including spiritual one. And I am grateful to everyone in the world who supports our country and our people in this.

Full text of the address: Office of the President of Ukraine

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