He added, “We will not give up anything. We will fight for every inch of our land.”
Moscow, which says it wants to focus on the region, has pledged Donbass Where the breakaway regions of Donetsk and Lugansk are located, “drastically limit its military activity in the direction of Kyiv and Chernihiv” in the north of the country.
However, the “Pentagon” questioned the validity of this Russian announcement, stressing that the bombing is still continuing and that the Russian forces are not in the process of implementing a withdrawal, but rather a repositioning.
And on Wednesday evening, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that its forces would, as of Thursday morning, observe a ceasefire in the country Mariupolto make way for the evacuation of civilians from the besieged Ukrainian city.
In his video message, Zelensky said that any withdrawal carried out by Russian forces from any region of Ukraine is “the result of the work of our defenders”.
The Ukrainian president stressed that his country, which today has become the center of the global struggle for freedom, has the right to ask the international community to provide it with weapons, including tanks, planes and cannons.
“Freedom must be armed as tyranny is armed,” he said.