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PRESS RELEASE : Winter can become turning point and lead to rapid de-occupation of Ukrainian territories, but we need more powerful weapons – President at YES [September 2022]

The press release issued by the President of Ukraine on 10 September 2022.

The winter period can be a turning point in the liberation of the Ukrainian territories occupied by Russia, but for this our army needs a systematic supply of the necessary types of weapons. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said this while participating in a panel discussion at the 17th meeting of the Yalta European Strategy “Ukraine: Defending All Our Freedom”.

“I believe that this winter is a turning point, and it can lead to the rapid de-occupation of Ukraine. We see how they [occupiers] are fleeing in some directions. If we were a little stronger with weapons, we would de-occupy faster,” the Head of State said.

Zelenskyy said that the Ukrainian military will only go forward, liberating the territory of Ukraine from the invaders.

“We are always ready to defend our land,” he said.

As the Head of State noted, Ukraine’s kind of counteroffensive began on February 24, when Ukrainian society united in the fight against the enemy and reconsidered its attitude to the homeland and native land.

“Everyone became one profession. This profession is a Ukrainian, the content of the profession is to survive. Therefore, this is our main counterattack. It has started, it is unchanged,” Zelenskyy said.

The President emphasized that Ukraine has no other way out than to defeat the aggressor in this war.

“All of us definitely believe in victory more than they [invaders], and that’s the main thing. Our main weapon is that we believe, know, feel victory,” the Head of State said.