Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky released a new video from his office in the capital Kyiv late Monday night, where he visited for the first time since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began on February 24. .
I am here, in Kyiv, on Bankova, not hiding. And I don’t fear anyone as long as we can win this war, our national war,” Zelensky said in a video recorded at his office and shared on his Facebook page. me.
Ukraine’s president said he was not hiding and that the country would rebuild everything that is being destroyed by the Russian military in order to occupy the territory of the former Soviet Union.
“There will be no trace of the enemy. We will make our cities destroyed by invaders better than any city in Russia,” the Ukrainian leader said.
Mr. Zelensky began the video showing the night view outside his office in Kyiv and went to his seat, from which he spoke for the rest of the video.
“It was Monday night. You know, we often say: Monday is a hard day. There is war in the country, so every day is Monday,” the Ukrainian leader said from Kyiv, as both are Russia’s targets for Ukraine’s demise.
Confirming that he was not going anywhere as Ukraine remained invaded by Russia for 13 days, Mr Zelensky said he would continue to push for negotiations to end the encirclement.
“We are realists so we will talk. We will negotiate firmly until we find a way to tell our people: this is how we will come to peace. Exactly for peace,” he said.
Saying that the current Ukraine war and its resistance are only about building a “solid position” for them in the future, Mr Zelensky said: “We have to realize that every day of struggle, every day of resistance. all create better conditions for us. A strong position to secure our future after this war in peace. ”
The president said that he signed a decree on Monday honoring 96 “Ukrainian heroes” with state awards.
Zelensky quelled Russian military attacks on several locations on Monday, citing an attack at a bread factory in Makariv.
“Think about it – to shoot at the bread factory. Who should you be to do that? ‘ said the President of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian leader accused Russia of opening fire, attacking and destroying civilian areas contrary to Vladimir Putin’s statements about military activity.
“Does it work?” Mr. Zelensky said, referring to the humanitarian corridor that Russia has agreed with Ukraine for the safe passage of civilians.
“Instead, Russian tanks went into action because of the intense shelling that has delayed the evacuation of locals trapped in the conflict-torn country for almost two weeks now,” Zelensky said. .
Zelensky said a nationwide resistance movement in Ukraine had broken out in the south of the country, resulting in “a nightmare” for Russia.
“We are not afraid of tanks and machine guns,” the leader said.
https://www.independent.ie/world-news/im-not-hiding-ukraine-president-zelensky-back-in-his-office-in-kyiv-for-the-first-time-since-russian-invasion-41422157.html ‘I’m not hiding’ – Ukrainian President Zelensky returns to his office in Kyiv for the first time since Russia’s invasion