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PRESS RELEASE : Ukraine fights for values of freedom and democracy, therefore counts on support of civilized world – President

The press release issued by the President of Ukraine on 1 March 2022.

Today, Ukraine is fighting for the values of freedom and democracy, and other countries of the civilized world must support our state in this struggle. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in an interview for CNN and Reuters.

“The war in Ukraine is a war in general for values: life, democracy, freedom. So this is a war all over the world,” the President said.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed that such important things are difficult to understand for people who do not see war in their country.

“That’s why the message must be presented in a way to reach across all these thousands of kilometers, so that from Ukraine this feeling reaches the people in the United States and they understand what it is like here, what we are fighting for, understand that they should not just support Ukraine for nothing,” said the President.

The Head of State noted that our country was preparing for the full-scale Russian aggression in advance, but did not discuss it in public, so that the enemy was not ready for Ukraine’s reaction.

“To say that we are preparing, look – here we will act like this, here – like this, we have six options for defending our state… We were not ready for that,” said Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

The President stressed that Ukrainians are fiercely fighting the enemy and winning precisely because they are at home and protecting their relatives and their homes.

“We are doing this sincerely and we believe that we must protect everything for the future of our children, who must also be protected today. Because you see that no one chooses goals anymore. Unfortunately, children are dying, dozens of children are dying. That’s why we have something to defend. We are defending our right to live,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.