Ukraine will fight 'to the end' and 'without compromise', promises Zelensky

Ukraine will fight “until the end” and “without compromise”, promises Zelensky

An unusual calm reigned Wednesday morning in kyiv, as Ukrainian authorities warned in recent days of the possibility of Russian missile fire.

Ukraine will fight “Until the end” without “any concession or compromise” with Russia, President Volodymyr Zelensky launched on Wednesday in a speech to the Nation on his country's Independence Day, which also marks six months of independence. #x27;Russian invasion.

What will the end of the war mean for us? Before, we said: peace. Now we say: Victory, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a speech broadcast on the occasion of commemorations of the 31st anniversary of Ukraine's independence from Ukraine. the Soviet Union.

“A new nation appeared in the world on February 24 at 4:00 a.m. It was not a birth, but a rebirth. A nation that didn't cry, scream or get scared. A nation that didn't run away. Who didn't give up. And who has not forgotten.

— Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine

We have been holding our ground for six months. It's hard but we clenched our fists and we fight for our destiny and we're only going to raise our hands in the air once, to celebrate our victory, said Volodymyr Zelensky in this speech, recorded in front of the Independence Monument erected in the center of kyiv.

For us Ukraine is Ukraine as a whole. All 25 regions, without any concession or compromise, he continued, promising in particular to take back the Donbass basin, from the hands of separatists supported by Moscow since 2014, and Crimea, annexed by Russia the same year.

Donbass is Ukraine. And we're going to get it back, whatever that way. Crimea is Ukraine. And we are going to get it back, whichever way it takes, insisted Mr. Zelensky.

kyiv had for years been advocating only diplomatic means for the restoration of its control over territories.< /p>

We are not going to try to get along with the Russian terrorists, Mr. Zelensky said again wearing his traditional military-style khaki t-shirt.

< p class="e-p">He again urged Russia to withdraw its troops from Ukrainian territory: You don't want your soldiers to die? Liberate our lands!, he launched.

“The enemy believed that we were going to the enemy; welcome with flowers and champagne. He received funeral wreaths and Molotov cocktails. He was expecting ovations, but he hears explosions”

—Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine

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An unusual calm reigned on the streets of the Ukrainian capital on Wednesday morning, as Ukrainian authorities warned in recent days of the possibility of Russian missile fire on major cities, including kyiv, in the run-up to ;Independence Day occasion.

Ukrainian authorities have banned all public gatherings in the capital fearing strikes Russians.

The authorities have banned all public gatherings in the capital fearing Russian strikes. A call to remain vigilant and to descend into shelters in the event of anti-aircraft sirens has been launched across the country.

In kyiv, two sirens have already sounded in the morning.

With information from Agence France-Presse and Reuters

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