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Zelensky: “Ukrainian forces have dealt heavy blows to the enemy causing significant losses”
The President of Ukraine, Volodímir Zelenski, has launched a new speech in the early hours of this Friday: “During the last week, our heroic armed forces have dealt intense blows to the enemy causing significant losses.” And he continued: “I am grateful to our defenders who showed the invaders that the sea will not be calm even while there is no storm. Because there will be fire. As in those Russian ships that left on the famous route from the port of Berdyansk. I want warn all the Ukrainian traitors who sided with the enemy in Crimea years ago. You changed sides because you thought you would live better, right? Not because you think you want to repeat this tragic fate of your colleagues who died on those ships or on other places on land and sea in Ukraine. Well, live. Stay away from our cities and our army.”
Zelensky has also spoken of the casualties caused to the Russian troops: “The number of Russian victims in this war has already exceeded 16,000. Among them there are high command and commanders. There has been no information of dead Russian generals, colonels or admirals. But the commander of one of the invading armies and the deputy commander of the Black Sea Fleet are among them.The Armed Forces continue to repel enemy attacks in the south of the country, in Donbas, in the direction of Kharkiv and in the kyiv region “.
The president has returned to refer to the peace negotiations: “By limiting Russia’s actions, our defenders are leading the Russian leader to a simple and logical idea: talking is necessary. It makes sense. It is urgent. It is fair. They have already died 16,000 Russian soldiers. For what? What is achieved and for whom? The talks must make sense. Ukrainian sovereignty must be guaranteed. That is, the conditions must be fair. The Ukrainian people will not accept others.”
Civilian evacuations have also continued. “During the week we have managed to establish 18 humanitarian corridors. A total of 37,606 people were rescued from blockaded cities. Specifically, 26,477 residents of Mariupol were evacuated to Zapoiriya through a humanitarian corridor. The situation in the city remains tragic. The The Russian army does not allow the arrival of any kind of humanitarian aid in the city. The only use they make of the population of Mariupol is for propaganda. I will continue to inform the nations of other countries in great detail about this cynicism of the occupiers, about all war crimes of Russia against civilians in our heroic Mariupol and other cities of Ukraine […] Everybody on the planet needs to know what Russia is doing. So that the responsibility for crimes against Ukraine is as severe as possible.”
In this sense, he recalled: “This week alone, I have addressed the parliaments of Italy, Japan, France and Sweden. I have spoken before the NATO summits, the G-7 and the EU leaders. Each one of those speeches have attracted maximum attention in their countries and in the world. Our position has been heard, and that is the goal of these speeches.” (THE COUNTRY)