"We must ensure a clear result." Zelensky spoke about international steps planned for the coming weeks. Video
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky spoke about international steps planned for the coming weeks. The Head of State emphasized that it was crucial for our country to implement all seven recommendations of the European Commission in order to pass this stage of European integration.
The guarantor said this during his traditional address to the Ukrainian people on the evening of November 13. He held several meetings on negotiations with the leaders of partner countries, new support packages for our soldiers and Ukraine's international communication (to watch the video, scroll to the bottom of the page).
"We can and must ensure an absolutely clear result: no matter what the information agenda of the world is, our partners must understand us and hear Ukrainians. And this will happen," Zelensky said.
He said that today he had held a long meeting with diplomats, government officials, and representatives of the Verkhovna Rada to prepare our country for the European Council's political decision to start negotiations on Ukraine's membership in the European Union.
"Our steps and our decisions. We are working to get an unconditional decision to start negotiations. It is fundamental for Ukraine to implement all the recommendations made by the European Commission, all seven recommendations, and to fulfill the necessary steps at this stage of our path to the European Union. The success of our country and people - economic, social, and in the development of Ukraine's relations with the world - can only be a joint success of the whole of Europe. To this end, we are gradually strengthening our institutions and legislation, even in times of full-scale war. And I am grateful to everyone who helps to do this, who supports the relevant decisions, who implements them," Zelensky added.
On November 13, the President also met with the leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev.
"Today is his birthday, his 80th birthday. A worthy man, a brave man. A defender of his people and the whole of Ukraine. I awarded Mustafa Dzhemilev the title of Hero of Ukraine. I believe that it is absolutely deserved. I also thanked him for what he has done for our people, for our freedom. He is truly a moral authority. I also thanked him for the fact that Mr. Mustafa-aga is now with us in the fight against Russian aggression. Of course, we talked with him about Crimea, about protecting our people on the peninsula. We remember all parts of our country and we must restore freedom to the whole of Ukraine without exception," Zelensky said.
He thanked everyone in the world who remembers that Russia's attack on the rules-based international order began with Crimea.
"It was with the seizure of Crimea that Russia began this aggression and destabilization. And it is difficult to imagine restoring peace to the world if we do not return what Russia has stolen to Ukraine. Restoring our territorial integrity is a global need," the guarantor added.
In addition, Zelensky told about important news from Romania: "The F-16 pilot training center has started working, and our guys will be trained there. I thank Romanian President Iohannis and Dutch Prime Minister Rutte for the fact that all our agreements are being implemented."
The President also mentioned the frontline. According to him, the most difficult areas are Avdiivka, Maryinka, Bakhmut direction, Lyman direction, Kupiansk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson region.
"It is difficult in each of these areas. But I thank everyone who is resilient. I thank everyone who does not lose strength and positions. I thank all the commanders who care about the soldiers. I thank all the combat medics who save lives. To all our people who remember that Ukraine lives because there is someone to stop the enemy," Zelensky said.
As OBOZ.UA reported, earlier Zelensky showed the soldiers who have been defending Ukraine since 2014. Among the brigades that have been defending the country's independence for 9 years is the 25th Separate Airborne Sicheslav Brigade, whose soldiers continued to defend their homeland after the full-scale invasion.