President Zelenskyy: Ukraine alone can stop Putin and create conditions for him to be punished

February 19,2024 201
President Zelenskyy: Ukraine alone can stop Putin and create conditions for him to be punished

“Meetings with congressmen – representatives of both parties, both houses of the U.S. Congress. And each such conversation clearly confirmed the key point: Ukraine alone can stop Putin and create conditions for him to be punished for all the evil he has done,” said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a traditional address to the Ukrainian nation on February 18.

I wish you health, fellow Ukrainians!

Dear Ukrainians,

As this week, a very challenging week, is coming to an end, it is important to note several things.

First, gratitude to all our soldiers, all those working in defense, and all those who are helping. This week, the hearts of all those who care – not only in Ukraine – have experienced feelings of concern for our heroes, for our Avdiivka, for every defender, and for the fate of all our people, for the fate of our entire state.

The battle continues, and the main thing in this battle is that we are doing everything possible and impossible to defeat the Russian evil and protect as many Ukrainian lives as possible. Ukrainians have fought heroically before, but for the first time in its history, Ukraine has achieved such global solidarity and support. And although there are different political sentiments in the world, different flashes of problems that distract attention, we still – all together – do our utmost to have the world with us – with Ukraine. Therefore, so that our soldiers can stop the Russian inhumanity and return what is Ukrainian to Ukraine. I thank everyone who fights, who helps, who maintains resilience and determination.

Second, it’s the concrete support of the world. This week has brought our state two more agreements on long-term cooperation and support with leading countries. Germany. France. Our security agreements are very ambitious. Once again, thanks to Chancellor Scholz, President Macron, everyone in our teams who prepared the agreements and entered into them exactly what we need. Defense support, joint political steps, further institutional relationship systematization for greater security and collective strength. We are also working with other partners on new agreements – it will be a very effective and comprehensive architecture of security commitments. Things that will serve to restrain Russian aggression in the future and help protect independence now.

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


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