Ukraine must protect our people, the interests of our state.
Today the President of Ukraine summoned Ume Budanov and Malysh to they reported on the situation with the plane and the exchange.
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky spoke about this in his address.
“It is obvious that the Russians are playing with the lives of Ukrainian prisoners, with the feelings of their relatives and with the emotions of our society. All clear facts must be established. “As much as possible, given that the plane crashed on Russian territory is beyond our control,” the president emphasized.
He clarified that he had heard from the Commander-in-Chief and the General Staff regarding the use of the Air Force.
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“The Main Intelligence Directorate is investigating the fate of all prisoners. The security service is investigating all the circumstances. I have instructed the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine to inform partners about the available data in Ukraine. Our state will insist on an international investigation,” emphasized Vladimir Zelensky.
Today there were also reports on the situation on the front line, with special attention paid to Avdiivka, other positions in Donbass, as well as the Kupyansky direction.
“There is an important decision by the United States Senate Committee on the confiscation of Russian assets – a completely fair step. Russia needs to become more aware of the real cost of its aggression, and we in Ukraine are truly grateful to everyone who is helping to locate, freeze, and prepare for the confiscation of assets of the Russian state and associated individuals. I thank everyone in the US Congress who cares about protecting justice,” said the head of state.
Today Vladimir Zelensky spoke with German Chancellor Scholz about further cooperation in defense, protection against Russian missiles and drones. We also talked about economics and political interaction at the level of the entire European Union, in particular macro-financial assistance. Germany is also ready to work on a security agreement based on the corresponding declaration of the Group of Seven.
“Ukraine has come a tremendous way. She survived. And he must defend himself. Must protect our people, the interests of our state.
I have just signed a decree on awarding our soldiers with state awards. 243 of our military from different brigades – combat brigades. And in general, to date, more than 69 thousand of our defenders from the Defense and Security Forces of Ukraine have been awarded: the Armed Forces, the National Guard, border guards, intelligence, police and other elements of our defense forces. I am grateful to each and everyone for their perseverance,” summed up the President of Ukraine.