"Ukraine pays the biggest price": Zelensky spoke out about neutral countries and peace mediators
Countries that decide to weaken their support for Ukraine against the backdrop of Russia's full-scale invasion are strengthening Russia. We cannot remain neutral in this war unleashed by the Kremlin.
Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky made the statement during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa. The President was quoted by the press service of the President's Office on its official website.
"You help Ukraine or Russia. There will be no intermediaries in this war. By weakening assistance to Ukraine, you will strengthen Russia. We know what to expect from powerful Russia... I think history and its witnesses have long answered this question," the head of state said.
He called the reduction of aid to Kyiv a huge risk because "we must fight for freedom, for democracy and for people's rights."
The President thanked those partners who helped Ukraine with military equipment, weapons and financial support. However, "this is not the biggest price," Zelensky emphasized.
"Ukraine is one the who pays the biggest price today. It is people that we lose. However, we are very grateful for the help," he added.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported:
- Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in Canada on September 22. He took part in the signing ceremony of an agreement to continue strengthening economic ties together with Justin Trudeau.
- As part of the trip, the Ukrainian leader visited the Canadian parliament and addressed politicians with a strong speech.
- Canada declared its long-term support for Ukraine. Over the next three years, Ottawa will provide Kyiv with 50 armored vehicles - combat and evacuation - and will train our pilots to fly F-1 fighter jets.