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Address by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, October 16, 2023

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October 17,2023 363
Address by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, October 16, 2023

“We are working to provide our warriors with more air defense, more protection for our cities, so that they can maintain life,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

I wish you health, fellow Ukrainians!

It was an eventful day.

It is important that today, on the 600th day of the full-scale war, Penny Pritzker, the U.S. Special Representative for our сountry’s recovery, arrived in Ukraine. Such a visit on such a day is an important signal. It was a good meeting.

We managed to discuss all the issues that directly affect life in Ukraine. Protection of our energy sector, especially this winter. Macro-financial support. Reconstruction. Protection of investments from the war risks. Attracting private business.

Each of these areas is an element of the overall structure. A structure that ensures a normal life for our people and our cities. As much as it is possible now. We are working as hard as we can to give our warriors more air defense. To give more protection to our cities, so that they can maintain life, including economic life. Plus, the development of our industries, including defense production.

All of this together keeps us resilient. All of this together adds to Ukraine’s strength. And I am grateful to each of our partners – everyone who helps. To all those whose support programs are long-term. To everyone who understands that this is a marathon, and in a marathon you have to keep the right pace all the time, calculate your energies and see clearly that the race must end with victory.

I had several phone calls today. With the President of Finland and the Prime Minister of Canada. The situation on the battlefield. Support for our defense. The Peace Formula. We continue to prepare a new meeting in the format of national security advisors. I am grateful to both the President of Finland and the Prime Minister of Canada for their steadfast and principled attention to Ukraine, for their sincere faith in Ukraine and in our people.

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