“The Ukrainian people and their courage inspired the whole world. They gave humanity a new hope that justice has not completely left our cynical world”
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy claimed in his speech to mark 31 years of Independence that Ukraine had been reborn when Russia invaded.
“A new nation emerged on February 24 at 4 am. Not born, but reborn. A nation that didn’t cry, didn’t scream, didn’t get scared. Didn’t run away. Didn’t give up. Didn’t forget,” Zelenskyy said.
The President said that Ukraine no longer saw the war ending when there was peace, but when Kyiv was actually victorious.
“What is the end of the war for us? We used to say: peace. Now we say: victory,” he said.
“We will not seek an understanding with the terrorists. Although we understand the Russian language that you came to defend. And killed thousands of people you came to liberate. And Johnson, who speaks English, is much more understandable and close to us than murderers, rapists and looters who did it in Russian,” Zelenskyy added.
Zelenskyy says that during these six months, Ukrainians changed history, changed the world and changed themselves. “Now we know for sure who is really our brother and friend, and who is not even a casual acquaintance,” the President of Ukraine said.