Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a speech issued on Sunday that Russian forces are at a “stalemate” and that “victory has begun” for his nation.
“The 81st day of our defense is coming to an end and another week of round-the-clock work for Ukraine and victory begins,” He said in his opening speech.
“We are preparing for new attempts by Russia to attack in the Donbass, to somehow intensify its movements in southern Ukraine,” he warned. The occupiers still do not want to admit that they are in a dead end and that their so-called special operation has already gone bankrupt. But the moment will certainly come when the Ukrainian people will force the invaders to fully recognize reality. ”
The president also addressed missile strikes in Lviv on Sunday as well as bombings in Hulyaipole, Severodonetsk, Lysychansk and Donetsk region, saying Ukraine is witnessing “brutality” every day.
However, Zelensky claimed that Russian soldiers would “return this evil to Russia” in their withdrawal from Ukraine.
His statement came on the same day he came The British Ministry of Defense estimated that Russia had lost About a third of the troops I initially sent to Ukraine.
On Monday, Ukrainian officials reported that troops launched a counterattack and pushed Russian forces in Kharkiv towards the border between the two countries, According to Reuters.
During his remarks, Zelensky also discussed Ukraine’s relations with other countries and the international influence of the war-torn nation.
“The key is arms and financial support for Ukraine,” he said, referring to international aid. “Finance is not only to maintain stability now, but also to start rebuilding what Russia has destroyed.”
Sanctions against Russia, including the oil embargo, were at the top of Zelensky’s list when it came to international intervention in the crisis.
“There is another task, which becomes more important the longer the war drags on, and that is to do everything possible to maintain maximum global interest in us, in Ukraine,” Zelensky added. “Information about our needs should be in the news of all countries of interest to us constantly and every day.”
Zelensky concluded his speech by emphasizing that the Russian invasion of Ukraine would fail.
“No matter how ‘creative’ they are in Kherson and Melitopol, no matter how they portray their alleged ‘power’ in the occupied territories of Priazovia and Donbass, they are there temporarily,” he said. “Ukrainian flag, Ukrainian law and Ukrainian life will still exist anyway.”
Zelensky concluded: “They will return it because they will retreat. This is how all the frenetic activity of the Russian army that we see now will end. I am grateful to all the Ukrainians who are approaching this time.”
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