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“They started a full-scale war and act as if we are to blame,” Zelensky says in Sunday address

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Office of the President of Ukraine
Workplace of the President of Ukraine

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed his nation Sunday, calling Ukrainians “the bravest individuals of the perfect nation on the earth.”

“We’re coming to an finish of one other week,” Zelensky mentioned in his speech, which he has given commonly throughout Russia’s assault on the nation. “Our battle for freedom, for the state. One other week that Ukraine stayed alive, regardless of all of the efforts of Russia to destroy us. We’re combating. We’re defending. We’re repelling the assaults.”

Zelensky mentioned the nation is doing all it may well to win the battle and accused Russian management of “mendacity” in efforts to shift the blame away from them.

“When cowardice grows, the whole lot turns into disaster,” he continued. “When individuals don’t have the braveness to acknowledge their errors and apologize, to evolve to actuality, and to see that they’re turning into monsters.”

The Ukrainian president mentioned Russia has misplaced contact with actuality, appearing as aggressors but blaming Ukraine for the actions dedicated by Russian troops, together with the killings in Bucha, the missile strike on the prepare station in Kramatorsk, and “each destroyed metropolis and burnt village.” 

“They’ve destroyed the lives of tens of millions. They began a full-scale battle and act as if we’re accountable for this,” Zelensky continued. 

He added Russia, fearing defeat, will launch extra full-scale fight actions in Ukraine’s east. 

“However we’re prepared,” the president mentioned, promising Ukraine will guarantee it has sufficient weapons and demand stronger sanctions in opposition to Russia in order that justice might be served.

Moments previous to his handle, Zelensky mentioned he honored “18 defenders of Ukraine” — together with members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Particular Communications Service and cops — for his or her heroism. He additionally thanked the journalists sharing the reality of what’s unfolding within the nation.

“The reality will win and Ukraine will win,” Zelensky mentioned. “That is for sure. Glory to Ukraine.”