Editor’s Note: The following is Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s day by day deal with to the country in English as it sounds as if at the presidential website online:
The 54th day of our protection in opposition to the Russian invasion is coming to an finish. The Russian military isn’t slowing down the usage of missiles in opposition to Ukraine. Although it must have discovered that it’ll be extraordinarily tough for it to revive the missile arsenal given even already imposed sanctions. Without imports, they may be able to’t even do this. And when all of the loopholes used to bypass sanctions are closed, and when even harder sanctions are imposed, restoring Russia’s missile functions will likely be unrealistic. That is, Russian missile moves result in just one factor – missile self-demilitarization of the Russian Federation.
A an identical procedure is going down with different Russian guns. Producing new artillery, airplane, new helicopters and cruisers below sanctions will likely be a frightening process for Russia.
None of the missile moves has modified the location for Russia tangibly. And when you evaluation all of them in combination, the belief will likely be – that is strategic nonsense.
Today’s moves at Lviv, on the Dnipropetrovsk area and some other Russian moves imply just one factor: we, the arena and historical past will take from Russia a lot more than Russian missiles will take from Ukraine. Every misplaced existence is a controversy for Ukrainians and different unfastened international locations to understand Russia completely as a risk era after era. And any infrastructure can also be restored. And we will be able to indisputably do it.
In the east and south of our nation, the occupiers are just lately looking to assault in a bit extra thought-out method than sooner than. They are placing force, in search of a vulnerable spot within the protection of our state to head there with the primary forces…
Apparently, Russian generals, conversant in neglecting any losses, have already killed such a lot of Russian servicemen that even they should be extra cautious, as there will likely be nobody left to assault.
However, they must now not hope this may occasionally lend a hand them. It is just a subject of time when the entire territory of our state will likely be liberated. It can now be mentioned that Russian troops have begun the fight for Donbas, for which they’ve been getting ready for a very long time. An excessively huge a part of all of the Russian military is now centered in this offensive.
No subject what number of Russian infantrymen are pushed there, we will be able to struggle. We will shield ourselves. We will do it day by day. We is not going to surrender anything else Ukrainian, and we don’t have what’s now not ours.
And I’m thankful to all our combatants, to all our heroic towns in Donbas, to Mariupol, and likewise to the towns of the Kharkiv area that are conserving on, protecting the destiny of the entire state, repelling the forces of invaders. Rubizhne, Popasna, Zolote, Lysychansk, Severodonetsk, Kramatorsk and all others which have been with Ukraine these types of years and endlessly.
I spoke with the President of the Republic of Lithuania and pal of our nation Gitanas Nausėda. I knowledgeable him in regards to the scenario within the struggle zones and particularly in regards to the scenario in Mariupol. We are coordinating our movements to extend Russia’s legal responsibility for the warfare.
I additionally spoke with the Prime Ministers of Bulgaria and Croatia. About the threats created via Russia to unfastened navigation within the Black Sea, about our cooperation on the stage of the European Union, in regards to the efficient beef up for Ukraine and the improvement of answers for the recovery of peace.
I held the most important assembly lately at the post-war reconstruction and building of Ukraine. We want to determine the entirety intimately already now to be totally ready when the warfare is over.
We are creating a complete plan that gives for the reconstruction of what’s destroyed, the modernization of state buildings and the utmost acceleration of Ukraine’s building. It isn’t just in regards to the quantity of bodily paintings – to construct housing, repair companies, draw in new companies that may paintings to rebuild infrastructure and renew financial members of the family in our nation. It could also be about rethinking how our nation will broaden one day. What industries can also be the root of enlargement after the warfare. What answers and sources are had to building up the extent of processing in Ukraine and forestall promoting uncooked fabrics, because it was once sooner than. Which towns will transform the locomotives of financial and technological enlargement, pulling up the encircling spaces.
As of now – when you concentrate moderately to all of the discussions which can be going down in our nation at other ranges in regards to the post-war reconstruction – the primary matter in them is in truth about cash. What monetary package deal is had to get well from the warfare? But I all the time emphasize that cash isn’t the basis for the rustic’s building. Ideas, other people – that’s the basis. And when there are concepts, when there are our other people, you start to see what cash is wanted for and in what quantity.
We want to have a transparent imaginative and prescient of this or that department of our financial system, the route of building we predict from this or that town, the advantages this or that establishment can convey to the state as a complete.
Of route, for small and medium-sized companies we should give you the maximum at ease and unfastened setting. In phrases of taxes and administrative members of the family. Of route, digitization is a best precedence. Security could also be a best precedence for us. Defensive possible should be at a brand new stage. Of route, judicial, anti-corruption and different vital reforms want to be delivered to fruition.
But all this should paintings for a concrete imaginative and prescient of what Ukraine will likely be like. What it’ll be like a yr after the warfare, 5 years after the warfare, 10, twenty years after. What precisely will likely be vital for our other people. What precisely will likely be vital for international trade. How many roles and in what industries will likely be to be had to Ukrainians.
Ukraine’s accession to the European Union is an integral a part of this strategic imaginative and prescient. And on this context, lately was once a ancient match – we’re going thru one of the vital levels sooner than becoming a member of the EU. We supplied solutions to a questionnaire gained from Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and Josep Borrell, Head of European Diplomacy.
Each nation that joined the European Union went thru the similar process with the questionnaire. The best distinction is that it took them years, and we finished it in a bit greater than per week. We will give you the 2nd a part of the solutions in a while. And we are hoping that Europe’s choice in reaction will likely be fast.
The standing of a candidate for club within the European Union will open for us unparalleled alternatives in our historical past for the recovery and modernization of Ukraine.
We are negotiating with international locations on the bilateral stage and with global monetary establishments to beef up our nation’s reconstruction program. Of route, we will be able to contain international trade up to conceivable. But we’re basically keen on developing jobs and added worth in Ukraine. Therefore, localization will proceed to be the most important procedure for us.
In the night time I signed a conventional decree on awarding our heroes. 192 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been awarded state awards, 24 of them posthumously.
Eternal reminiscence to all who died for Ukraine!
Eternal glory to each and every of our defenders!
Glory to Ukraine!