Zelensky: 'We need this signal to reach Russia'

Written by Henrik Rothen

Nov.20 - 2023 10:21 AM CET

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'We need this signal to reach Russia'

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In a recent video address, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky underscored the importance of sustained international support for Ukraine, emphasizing the global commitment to defending freedom and international order against Russian aggression.

Zelensky's message comes at a critical time as Ukraine continues to navigate the challenges posed by its eastern neighbor.

President Zelensky stated:

"We must make it clear to Russia that the world will not tire of defending freedom and international order, no matter what Russia does." This powerful declaration highlights the ongoing resolve of the international community in the face of actions that challenge global stability and peace.

The Ukrainian leader also mentioned the preparation for more international events in the coming week, stressing the significance of these gatherings in maintaining and bolstering global support for Ukraine. "The key task now is to guarantee that Ukraine maintains sufficient international support in the coming year," Zelensky remarked, pointing to the crucial role of international solidarity in these trying times.

Expressing gratitude towards countries aligning with Ukraine's stance, President Zelensky specifically thanked the Netherlands for their recent decision to provide over €2 billion in support for Ukraine for the next year. This support, primarily in the form of security assistance, marks a significant contribution to Ukraine's efforts to defend its sovereignty and democratic values.

"I thank @MinPres Mark Rutte and the people of the Netherlands. This is a timely move," Zelensky said, acknowledging the Dutch Prime Minister and his nation's people for their support. He emphasized the importance of such assistance, stating, "It is important for us to feel that the defense of freedom is founded on reliable and honest support."

President Zelensky's address serves as a reminder of the ongoing challenges faced by Ukraine and the critical role of international cooperation in upholding democratic principles and global order. His call to action and appreciation for the support received reflect the enduring spirit of resilience and unity in the face of adversity.

Watch Zelensky's video below (If the embed doesn't show, please follow this link to Twitter)