The fragility of freedom can only be defended by common action, which requires an effective global security architecture.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy said this in video messagereports Ukrinform.
I wish you good health, dear Ukrainians!
These days in our information space and in social networks there are a lot of messages about conflict situations and threats that exist in other geography. First the Balkans, then Taiwan, now maybe the Caucasus… All these situations seem different, although they have one factor in common, namely: the global security architecture has not worked. If it worked, there would be no conflict.
And this is actually what Ukraine has been paying attention to not only 161 days from the start of a full-scale war, but for years. Since Russia has ignored international law completely, the interests of humanity as such completely.
2014 was a turning point. Back then, in quite obvious situations – with the Crimea, with the Donbass, with the downing of the Malaysian Boeing – Russia avoided immediate and tangible responsibility, retained its business and political ties with the world… And now many in global relations believe that it will succeed too.
That is why Ukrainians are now doing a very important thing for everyone in the world. Our people united the free world not just around their struggle for freedom, but around understanding how fragile our freedom is. Freedom for every people in Europe and other parts of the world.
This fragility can only be protected by joint action, and for this to work in the long term, there must be an effective global security architecture that ensures that no state can ever again resort to terror against another state.
At the systemic level, at the level of global institutions, this is what we are working for now – both the Ukrainian state and all our partners.
Today I spoke with the student community of Australia. More than 20 universities, as well as the interest of Australia’s leading media, politicians. I called on all our Australian friends to help us in the information war and spread the truth about Ukrainian defense and Russian terror as much as possible.
It is necessary to solve the most important national problem: the Ukrainian point of view must be seen and heard in those parts of the world where Russian propaganda is still very loud. This also applies to the Pacific region and the countries of South and East Asia, the Arab world, Africa, and Latin America. And therefore we need information support from all our people and all friends abroad, whose voice can be heard.
Today I met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, who visited Ukraine. I thanked him for starting the visit on the topic of restoring Ukraine. In the Zhytomyr region, as part of our Fast Recovery plan, the construction of the first kindergarten out of fifteen facilities offered to the Estonian Government to help rebuild the region will begin. This is very important right now, when the IDPs are returning home.
Estonia is one of those states that started helping us even before February 24 and whose support has become very significant. Ukraine will always remember this.
Switzerland today joined the European Union’s seventh round of sanctions – and I’m grateful for that. When such a country does not remain neutral in protecting values and human morality, this is a very powerful signal for the whole world.
Now it is felt that in Russia they have begun to realize the inevitability of being recognized as a terrorist state. After all that the Russian army and supposedly private Russian military companies have done, no other terrorist organization in the world can claim to be the leader in terror. Russia is definitely number one among terrorists. And it certainly deserves legal implications, in particular in the decisions of the United States and other world actors.
And that is why a new propaganda activity has started from Moscow. They suddenly decided to call the “Azovites” terrorists, although when a terrorist state does this, this is obviously absurd. They activate various emissaries with the thesis that the terrorist state allegedly wants negotiations… If the Russian Federation really really wanted the end of the war, it would not now be pulling reserves to the Ukrainian south and would not produce mass graves of killed innocent people on Ukrainian territory.
Well, in general, it is simply disgusting when the former leaders of powerful states with European values work for Russia, which is at war against these values.
Therefore, we need to fight, we need to beat the terrorists on our soil, we need to spread information about Ukrainian interests and get successes for Ukraine, get victories. To each and every one at their own level – both Ukrainians and partners. Terror can only be stopped by a common indestructible force.
I signed a new decree on rewarding our soldiers. 194 combatants were awarded state awards. 28 of them – posthumously.
Eternal memory to everyone whose life was taken by terrorists!
Glory to all who fight for Ukraine!
Glory to Ukraine!