President of Ukraine

President thanked the doctors and the military who are now on the frontline of Ukraine's defense

23 March 2020 - 21:42

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted the work of Ukrainian doctors who selflessly and tirelessly help the country fight the spread of coronavirus, and thanked the military who protect Ukraine on the frontline.

In a video address, the Head of State expressed gratitude to every physician for an incredible endurance and loyalty to the Hippocratic Oath.

“I want to speak about those who work selflessly and without rest. I sincerely thank every Ukrainian physician. Today you are our superheroes,” the President said.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed that nowadays Ukrainian medicine, which was inherited not in perfect conditions, holds on due to professional and dedicated people.

“It holds on, because it has the most precious thing. People. These are our Ukrainian doctors. Let's not allow situations when they will literally be ready to drop from fatigue at work. Or will have to choose which patient to treat. Help your country - stay home,” the Head of State emphasized.

The President also thanked the Ukrainian border guards, who were among the first to help curb the spread of coronavirus in Ukraine.

“They are in fact on a new "frontline" and are fighting an invisible enemy - a coronavirus infection. Thank you for your service,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.

Separately, the President noted the service of the Ukrainian military in the east.

“Today, the entire information space is filled with the topic of coronavirus. But protecting Ukraine remains our priority. I am grateful to the Ukrainian soldiers who continue to defend the homeland. We do our best to keep Ukraine healthy. You do your best for Ukraine to exist,” the Head of State said.