President Zelenskyy: We clearly understand what Russia is preparing for

April 4,2024 279
President Zelenskyy: We clearly understand what Russia is preparing for

“We clearly understand what Russia is preparing for; we and all our partners must have a clear response to Russian operations,” said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a traditional address to the Ukrainian nation on April 3.

I wish you health, fellow Ukrainians!

There is a new security agreement for our country. This is the eighth one – now with Finland. Today we signed it in Kyiv during the visit of the new President of Finland. He arrived together with the Speaker of the Parliament, and this is the first time such a joint visit has been made, moreover, the first visit of the new President has been made specifically to Ukraine. It is very symbolic, and we appreciate this symbolic support. Just as we appreciate all the practical support provided by Finland for our defense and our people. Today we have a new package of defense support. We talked in great detail about the need to bolster air defense. We also talked about defense production – about joint projects on weapons, on shells. This is where our countries can do much more together. And we have agreed today that the teams of our countries will work together as actively as before.

It is important to say that Finland clearly understands the necessity of Ukraine’s integration into the European Union and NATO. I thank you for your willingness to help, to provide arguments in favor of an invitation for Ukraine to join NATO. In general, we can say that the entire Finnish society, all political forces equally understand the importance of our defense in this war for our entire region, for the whole of Europe. And we must not waste time, we must interact more, do more together, and convince other partners to be more active. It’s all about our common security, about protecting millions of people from Russian murderers.

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