America is truly a leader in the global defense of freedom, said the President of Ukraine in his regular speech on social media on Friday evening. Volodymyr Zelensky also referred to the recent Russian missile attacks targeting civilians.
The Ukrainian leader recalled that only in the last two weeks Ukraine received three billion dollars, which will enable financing of the current social needs of Ukrainians and stressed that: “America is truly a leader in the global defense of freedom”.
Zelenskiy on Russian attacks on civilians
Zelenskiy also provided information contained in the report of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs regarding the attack on Vinnitsa. The death toll is 23 people, but four are still in critical condition and four are still wanted. The president announced that the determination of those responsible for the attack has already begun.
Commenting on the Russian bombings of Ukrainian educational institutions, Zelenskiy said that “Russian society with such a number of murderers and executioners will remain mutilated for generations,” while Ukraine will retain “humanity and civilization” despite permanent attacks, and the destroyed institutions will be rebuilt, he promised.
Zelensky calls for new sanctions against Russia
In his speech, the president also commented on the European Commission’s proposals for new sanctions against Russiawhich imply a ban on the import of gold from Russia. – The task of Ukrainian diplomats is to do everything possible to strengthen this package – emphasized Zelenski.
The president also called on citizens not to disregard anti-aircraft alarms and reminded that at the time he was writing his speech, an alarm had been announced throughout Ukraine. He also talked about the missile attack on the Dnieper and Kremenchuk.
Three people were killed and at least 15 were injured in a rocket attack on the Dnieper on Friday evening.
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