The President said that strategically Russia has no chance of winning this war and urged citizens to remain united.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky notes that not a single blow of the Russian troops remains unanswered by the Ukrainian military and intelligence officers.
He said this in an evening video message at the end of the 158th day of the war, published in Telegram.
“On this day, one of the most brutal attacks on Nikolaev and the region took place during the entire full-scale war – dozens of rockets and rockets … A Russian strike claimed the lives of Alexei Vadatursky, the founder of one of the largest Ukrainian agricultural companies Nibulon, the Hero of Ukraine, and his wife Raisa… Not a single Russian strike goes unanswered by our military and intelligence officers. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are ready to respond to any new activity of the occupiers,” Zelensky stressed.
He stressed that Russian terrorists will not be able to destroy the social and production potential of Ukraine and pass through the ruins.
“Ukraine and our people, our capabilities are definitely more powerful than any Russian missiles and shells,” the head of state said.
According to him, now the Russian army is trying to strengthen its positions in the occupied regions of southern Ukraine, increasing activity in the relevant areas. Part of the Russian forces from their positions in the east are being transferred to the south, to the Kherson region and the Zaporozhye region.
“But that won’t help them there,” Zelensky said.
According to him, strategically, Russia has no chance of winning this war.
“And we need to hold on so that at the tactical levels the terrorist state feels its defeat. We need to hold on – in the south, in the east and everywhere. Hold on in defense, in diplomacy, in politics. Keep our unity – and not only until victory, but also after it, in order to qualitatively restore everything destroyed by the occupiers,” the head of state stressed, adding that he believes that all this will be done.
The President noted that he was grateful to every citizen of Nikolaev for strength, for protecting the city and region, grateful to the residents of Nikopol, Kharkiv, Krivoy Rog and the entire Dnepropetrovsk region, “strong people” of Zaporozhye and the region, “all Ukrainians” of the Kherson region, each and every one who defends the approaches to Odessa and the region for courage.
As UNIAN reported earlier, today the Russian invaders once again fired at Nikolayev. During the shelling died Hero of Ukraine Oleksiy Vadatursky with his wife. Later, Kremlin propagandists actually confirmed targeted killing of a businessman.