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Volodymyr Zelensky says that the Ukrainian forces are regaining strength in the Kyiv region and confirms that they have already managed to recover Irbin (The information is already published by the mayor of the city, but not by the United States). The Ukrainian president, however, warns that Russian forces are “trying to rebuild” units destroyed during the clashes.
As he noted, in his usual daily message, the fighters of Ukraine “are advancing in the Kyiv region, retaking the control of Ukrainian lands.” As a result, the Russian army is “withdrawing” from the capital, but it is still “early” for the area to become safe. “Russian forces take control of northern KyivShe has the resources and the men. They are trying to rebuild the destroyed units. He pointed out that the level of losses even at 90% is not enough for them to stop.
The situation remains “extremely tense and difficult” in Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv and Donbass. As in Mariupol, which is “still obscured”. Zelensky, who accuses Russia of not allowing humanitarian corridors to open on Monday, adds that 143 children have died in the country. “We still need time, we still need weapons. We still have to fight, we have to be patient,” he defends.
The President of Ukraine criticized the entities that have a “negative” attitude towards Russia and are waiting for the escalation of Russian attacks in order to act. There are now many warnings of tougher sanctions, such as a ban on Russian oil supplies to Europe, if Russia uses chemical weapons. There are no words. Think about what that means. Wait for chemical weapons,” he criticizes.
Zelensky called for sanctions packages against Russia to be “effective and serious enough”. “If they are weak or do not work, if they can be circumvented, This creates a dangerous illusion in the Russian leadership that they can continue what they are doing“, He says.
Therefore, he says, this week a group of experts will be formed who will work within the presidential office and will consist of Ukrainians and other nationalities, dedicated to analyzing the “continuously” sanctions against Russia. “Our goal is for the sanctions to work as intended,” he explained.
The President of Ukraine also announced that he had signed two decrees on awarding awards to soldiers in the Armed Forces, which will amount to 302 Ukrainian fighters.
During the week, he will speak in the parliaments of Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Greece and Australia.
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