President of Ukraine

Ukraine's struggle for freedom depends not only on us, but also on other countries that share the values of freedom - Volodymyr Zelenskyy

8 March 2022 - 11:21

Today Ukraine is fighting for its freedom and independence, but the success of our struggle depends not only on our state, but also on all countries of the civilized world. This was stated by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy in an interview for ABC News.

"As for how much we can endure, a lot of things depend not only on us. We will endure. And even if they enter all the cities, there will be a guerrilla war. No one will give up our freedom and independence. Today it is here, tomorrow it will be the Baltic countries, the day after tomorrow - Poland, then - Germany," said the President of Ukraine.

According to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, during a conversation with US President Joseph Biden, he discussed support for Ukraine in the sky.

"We want parity in the sky, at least so that there is a balance. We cannot give the advantage only to the Russian Federation, because it bombs us, shoots us, throws bombs, launches missiles, combat helicopters, fighters, planes - many things. We do not do that because we do not have the sky, we do not control it," said the President.

He noted that Ukraine had asked the United States and other countries to provide Soviet-made military aircraft based in Poland.

"We have studied this issue, we know where these Soviet-made aircraft are located, in which countries. We asked them. And now a lot depends on the United States of America  in this issue," the President said.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that the US President could make additional efforts to resolve this issue.

"I am convinced that the President can do more. I'm sure he can. And I want to believe that he is able to do it," said Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

He stressed that Ukraine today is a place of freedom in the heart of Europe, and our country needs protection of all countries that share such values.

"It seems to everyone that we are far from America, from Canada or somewhere else. No. We are freedom. And when someone crosses the borders of these rights and freedoms, we must be protected. Because at first it will be us, and then it will be you. It is always like this. Appetite comes with eating and it is getting stronger," the President said.