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PRESS RELEASE : President – Thanks to journalists, we managed to unite Ukrainian society and the whole world

The press release issued by the President of Ukraine on 27 May 2022.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the entire journalistic community for objectively covering the events in Ukraine since the first days of the full-scale Russian invasion and for conveying truthful information to people around the world. The President made this statement during an online meeting at the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia think tank.

“I want my voice to be heard by the world. Only thanks to journalists we managed to unite the world, and we united ourselves within our state,” the President stated.

According to him, in this struggle of Ukraine against Russian aggression, honest and truthful journalists are no less important than weapons.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that he was impressed by the fact that since the first days of the war, 6,000 media representatives from different countries have been constantly working in empty Kyiv.

“I have never seen such a thing: an empty city, civilians left, the military fought and there were journalists everywhere. They have done a great job,” he said.

At the same time, the Head of State stressed that the war is not over, in some areas an active stage of hostilities is underway, and somewhere everything is just beginning. Therefore, Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on journalists to continue working to cover events in Ukraine and bring truthful information to the world, as this brings the victory of our state closer.

“I want to ask you not to leave us, because you are bridges between Ukraine and other countries. This information saves our lives. This is something we can’t live without. This is a great job, and I am thankful to the entire journalistic community. There are no orders here – just say what you see. Tell the truth, and I’m sure we will win. Because the truth will win anyway,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged.

The President also expressed his condolences to the relatives and friends of the media representatives – journalists, cameramen, technicians who died during this war.