Ukraine War Anniversary Message from Zelenskiy: We will Defeat Everyone
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While the rest of the world was commemorating the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the war in Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine sent a message of defiance against Russia, declaring that “the year 2023 will be the year of our victory.”
In a brief video, the man, who is 45 years old, recounted some of the events that took place during the conflict that has been going on for a year and stated that despite the anguish and suffering, his countrymen had been bravely resisting and fighting the Russian forces that have invaded their territory.
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“The 24th of February was a day on which millions of us made a decision. No, a flag with blue and yellow stripes rather than white. Not running away, but addressing what’s there. Putting up a struggle and resisting. It was a year marked by suffering, sadness, faith, and solidarity among people. And we continued our unbeatable streak into this new year. We are confident that the year 2023 will mark the beginning of our success “the statement displayed beside the video stated.
On February 24, millions of us made a choice. Not a white flag, but the blue and yellow one. Not fleeing, but facing. Resisting & fighting.
It was a year of pain, sorrow, faith, and unity. And this year, we remained invincible. We know that 2023 will be the year of our victory! pic.twitter.com/oInWvssjOI
— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) February 24, 2023
In a different video, Mr. Zelensky reflected on his hasty declaration to the Ukrainian people a year ago.
“A year ago on this day, from this same place around seven in the morning, I addressed you with a brief statement that lasted only 67 seconds,” Mr. Zelensky said during a 15-minute speech, the video of which was released to the media. He said he had addressed you with the statement “on this same day, from this same place around seven in the morning.”
“…we are strong. We are prepared for whatever may come our way. Everyone will fall before our might. On February 24, 2022, it all started in this manner. The day that seemed to drag on forever. The most challenging day in the recent history of our organization. We woke up early and haven’t slept since,” he said in the video, “the year of invincibility.”
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More than 100,000 people are thought to have been killed or injured on both sides of the conflict, the largest war to break out in Europe since World War II. Western military officials have made this estimation.
According to Reuters, Mr. Zelenskiy stated that “almost everyone has at least one contact on their phone that will never pick up the phone again.” “he who does not reply to the text message asking “How are you?” Throughout the year that the war was going on, the meaning of these two simple words changed.”
Mr. Zelenskiy, a frontline commander since Russian forces invaded his country on February 24th, also complimented his countrymen.
He stated that we had merged into one large force. We have evolved into a team in which some members search, others pack, and others bring, but everyone contributes.
Mr. Zelenskiy has been extremely helpful in securing financial and military assistance from countries worldwide to maintain the strength of Ukrainian defenses. The United States of America has committed to delivering artillery ammunition, anti-armor systems, and air defense radars to Ukraine for millions of dollars.
A surprise visit by Vice President Joe Biden to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv was recently made as a powerful show of support before the conflict’s first anniversary.