"Russia never comes forever!" Zelenskyi called for unity on the anniversary of the liberation of Kherson
On November 11, the Day of Liberation of Kherson from Russian occupants, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reminded us of the importance of unity in our common fight against the aggressor. He also thanked the country's defenders and said he was proud of the soldiers - every brigade, battalion, soldier and commander - who are resisting the invaders.
The special address was published on the morning of Saturday, November 11, on the YouTube channel of the Office of the President of Ukraine. The President recorded the video in his office on Bankova Street in Kyiv (to watch the video, scroll to the bottom of the page).
Our country marks the first anniversary of the liberation of Kherson. During the occupation, the city's residents inspired the whole of Ukraine and the whole world with their resistance, Zelenskyy emphasized.
People spent months without communication and information, but did not lose faith in their country. This showed that Ukraine is "united from the northern border to our sea."
"The whole of southern Ukraine was convinced last year that Russia never comes back 'forever,' no matter how many times it happens. Because Ukraine always comes back - always! When we know our goal. When it is a common goal. When we are united. And when we unite others around the Ukrainian goal," the guarantor said.
He noted that the de-occupation of the right bank of the Kherson region has improved the security situation in other cities in the south, including Mykolaiv and Odesa.
"Then, in the smiles of Kherson residents, in the words of joy when they met our soldiers, Crimea felt its future, saw how close we are," the president said.
Zelenskyi said that our country is now running a "marathon of guaranteed freedom for Ukraine," albeit a difficult, painful, but vital one.
"None of us should take lightly what kind of enemy is against us... And today, dear Ukrainians, please thank those who have put their strength and lives on the line to protect Ukraine and Ukrainians. Those who are fighting now. Those who are on combat posts now. Who are training to join the combat brigades. And who is working now to ensure that our soldiers have ammunition and weapons, armor and aircraft, air defense and electronic warfare. So that we can provide protection to Ukrainians and so that Ukraine can return freedom to its land," the country's leader called.
As OBOZ.UA previously reported:
- A year ago, on November 11, Ukrainian soldiers entered Kherson, which had been under occupation for more than eight months.
- The head of the Joint Coordination Press Center of the Defense and Security Forces of the South, Natalia Gumenyuk, warned that this date could be special for the enemy. The threat of enemy provocations is not excluded.