President of Ukraine

Speeches

13 May 2020 - 16:33

I hope you are fine, your parents are not sick, your children and grandchildren are healthy. Today it largely depends on your consciousness and discipline. We are able to contain the situation due to timely actions and your support. Let's continue this.

Dear citizens! We defeated Nazism 75 years ago. It took another 46 years for us to gain an independent Ukrainian state. And today, for the sixth year in a row, we are defending it. These are all pages of our history that unite and make us stronger.

Today, on the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation, we pay tribute to all those who defended the world from Nazism. Who defended the native Ukrainian land and was killed during the Second World War. We pay tribute to the feat of the Ukrainian people and their contribution to the victory of the Anti-Hitler Coalition. On the night of May 8-9, we will meet the first minute of peace - the moment of the fall and capitulation of the Nazi regime.

Every day the number of people recovering from coronavirus is steadily growing. This is a positive trend that gives optimism. At the same time, if we want to preserve all this, we must not relax, we must exit quarantine in a disciplined manner and in accordance with a step-by-step plan.

Quarantine mitigation cannot be premature. It will be phased and the first mitigation will take place on May 11. Parks, beauty salons, summer terraces of cafes and restaurants will be opened.

Dear citizens! We have a lot of hard work ahead - to build Ukraine we want to pass on to our children. Work, business and the economy as a whole - we will restore all this and bring it to the highest level, but under the only condition: we must be healthy.

Our priorities remain unchanged - to provide the country with everything needed, to protect and support Ukrainian doctors, to help citizens and businesses who found themselves in a difficult situation. The Ministry of Health has already received about half a million Ukrainian PCR tests. Today, almost 200,000 more such tests will be shipped. In quality and accuracy, they meet the world standards. Detecting the virus in a timely manner is very important in the fight against COVID-19. That is why we are increasing the capacity of our laboratories.

A smooth quarantine exit will start under two key conditions. First: within ten days the percentage of detected patients does not change or remains within 5%. Second: hospitals are filled by patients with COVID-19 by less than half.

President's Easter address

18 April 2020 - 10:52

Easter is the victory of life over death. It is a holiday of joy. So let's find a positive in today's situation. Yes, we stay home. And after the weekend, after the quarantine, let us be scared by the figures on the bathroom scales, not by the figures on the thermometer.

Yesterday, six points of fire outbreak were eliminated. There is no threat to the nuclear power plant, spent fuel storage and other critical facilities. As of now, there is no open flame in the Exclusion Zone. National police have already detained the people who caused the fire, and they will bear strict responsibility for all their actions.