Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky declared today in a video message on the occasion of the Day of Dignity and Freedom that the Ukrainian people will win and preserve their freedom and independence.
“We will overcome everything. We will survive. We will win,” said the president, who added: “We can run out of money, without gasoline, without hot water, without electricity, but not without freedom, and that has not changed.”
He added that Ukrainians have paid and continue to pay “a very high price for freedom.”
He stated that the whole world has seen the kind of people the Ukrainians are, “willing to give the last”, “willing to endure until the end”.
“They didn’t lose their dignity. They didn’t lose their courage. They believed in themselves. And they came together. Not to lose their freedom. Not to lose their independence. Not to lose Ukraine,” he added.
He stressed that “hardened fighters” are joined by musicians, actors, Olympic champions, computer scientists, scientists, businessmen, “hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians who did not get on the plane, but queued at the military registration and enlistment office” and ” side by side” defended the dream of “a free Ukraine forever”.
“Everyone has seen what kind of citizens we have,” from doctors, firefighters, rescuers, railway workers, energy workers and farmers, to “volunteers and caring people” and children, he added.
He pointed out that although much is currently changing in the country, in Europe and in the rest of the world, Ukrainians continue to defend the values of dignity and freedom.
“Some things do not change. This is the answer to the question of who are we Ukrainians and what is the most important thing for us,” he said.
Dignity and freedom are “two values, inextricably intertwined,” he added, “like the right and left banks of the Dnipro,” “like the blue and yellow colors” of the flag, “like Chubynskyi’s lyrics and Verbytskyi’s music “of the anthem of Ukraine, “like two threads of a pattern in a vyshyvanka”, – the traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirt -, where the genetic code of Ukrainians is encrypted, he said.
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