President Zelenskyy: Our warriors destroy the occupier who is trying to advance

May 15,2024 111
President Zelenskyy: Our warriors destroy the occupier who is trying to advance

“NATO. We are getting ready and formulating our positions for the Alliance’s Summit, scheduled for this summer,” said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a traditional address to the Ukrainian nation on May 14.

I wish you health, fellow Ukrainians!

This day brought us more opportunities. First of all — the Commander-in-Chief Oleksandr Syrskyi — he reported on the situation on the battlefields. The Donetsk and Kharkiv regions — where the situation is the most difficult. He is staying right in the key combat areas — working with brigades, in combat positions. It is too early to draw conclusions, but the situation is under control. Our warriors are destroying the occupier who is trying to advance: everything is quite tense. But we have reinforced the directions, including the Kharkiv ones. Many warriors — especially Kharkiv residents — have risen to defend the Kharkiv region. They are doing their job, and I thank them all for their efficiency.

The second point is international negotiations. Today I had a meeting with the U.S. Secretary of State Blinken. We talked mainly about our defense, and in particular about the delivery of American defense assistance. We need to significantly speed up the supply process. Currently, the time gap between the announcement of packages and the actual appearance of weapons on the frontline is too large. It is important to make the implementation of decisions and logistics more efficient. We also discussed air defense systems — the systems we need. Especially for Kharkiv, for the Kharkiv region.

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