"Real Ukrainian force": Zelensky showed the heroes defending the country since 2014
Russia launched its aggression against Ukraine back in 2014. And while Russian propagandists and Kremlin officials denied Russia's involvement in a hybrid war on the territory of our country, the Ukrainian Armed Forces resisted the invaders long before the full-scale invasion began in February 2022.
The 25th Sicheslav Separate Airborne Brigade, whose soldiers continued to defend their homeland even after the full-scale invasion, is among the brigades that have been defending Ukraine's independence since 2014. The photos of the defenders who have been repelling the invaders since 2014 were shown by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
"The 25th Sicheslav Separate Airborne Brigade is a real Ukrainian force. Brave and efficient warriors who prove that Ukraine can resist Russian evil with their resilience," the head of state emphasized.
The President emphasized that the soldiers of the 25th Airmobile Brigade have been repelling the invaders from Russia with honor and victory for over nine years.
"The brigade's soldiers have been defending our independence since 2014. Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, they have been defending Ukraine in the Lyman direction in particular. They took part in the counter-offensive near Balakliia in the Kharkiv region and the liberation of the city of Izium. Thank you for your service to our country, soldiers! Glory to all those who are fighting for the freedom of Ukraine!" Zelensky addressed the Ukrainian soldiers.
Earlier, Zelensky's representative commented on Zaluzhny's hostile diplomatic video. In the low-quality video, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhny allegedly calls on Ukrainians to protest in city squares and on the military to disobey "criminal orders" from their commanders.
Mykhailo Podolyak, advisor to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, noted that the emergence of such fakes indicates the low intellectual level of Russians, as well as the fact that neither before the full-scale invasion nor after more than 1.5 years of the great war did Russia understand anything about Ukraine or Ukrainians.