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PRESS RELEASE : Ukraine is well aware of what is happening on our borders and does not react to provocations – Volodymyr Zelenskyy

The press release issued by the President of Ukraine on 19 February 2022.

Ukraine has been in a tense situation for many years, but today the risks have increased due to the significant concentration of Russian troops on our borders. However, the Ukrainian defense forces understand everything and do not react to provocations. This was stated by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy during his participation in a panel discussion in the framework of the 58th Munich Security Conference.

“We are quite consistent. We do not respond to any provocations. We understand what to react to and how,” the President said, assuring that there is no panic in Ukraine.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that any accusations against our state of shelling the temporarily occupied territories are provocations and “pure lies”.

“It’s cynicism of such a level that they are exploding something on their territories. This is not the first time they have fired on the temporarily occupied territory they control,” he said.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed that he had arrived at the Munich Conference to inform the world community about the situation in Ukraine directly on behalf of our state. He called on international partners to increase assistance to our country.

“Strengthen our army, our economy. Invest in our state. If you are afraid – provide us with cheap money. Is there another country in the world with such an army near its borders, which is still making reforms?” the President noted.

The Head of State noted that he could not know about the intentions of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, so he offered him a meeting in any format.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy also expressed hope that the Russian people would not support the war against the Ukrainian people.