President Volodymyr Zelenskyy took part in the events on the Day of Defenders of Ukraine, which is celebrated in our country on October 1 from now on.
Political and military leadership, foreign ambassadors, Ukrainian defenders and their families, as well as lyceum students from Ivan Bohun Military Lyceum of Kyiv, the Military Lyceum of Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi National Ground Forces Academy, the Naval Lyceum, I. Kharytonenko Cadet Corps State Boarding Lyceum with enhanced military and physical training of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Yaroslav Kondratiev Law Lyceum of the National Academy of Internal Affairs.
Addressing the audience, Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that today unites millions of Ukrainians who defend our country's freedom and independence with many generations of the Ukrainian people who fought for freedom and Ukraine at different times.
"Nowadays, modern generations of Ukrainians – you and all those who are now defending our state and people, our freedom and independence – have the opportunity to accomplish more than we have managed before. Our defense of Ukraine against the Russian invasion is based on the historically greatest unity of our society. A unity that we cherish. Ukraine enjoys the world's historically greatest support. And never again will Ukraine pay with the future of its children, its sovereignty and its will for illusory promises of peace. Ukraine has made historical conclusions," the Head of State said.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed confidence that Ukrainian courage would bring peace to our country.
"The resilience of our people must guarantee the integrity of our state. And it will. Our unity must enable us to go all the way to drive the occupier out of our land. And it will. Courage, resilience, unity are the things we must not lose in order not to lose Ukraine," the President emphasized.
The Head of State expressed gratitude to all those who strengthen the new and glorious history of freedom for Ukraine and Ukrainians.
"I wish all our defenders to never lose a single opportunity for Ukraine. We need to turn every opportunity into bringing our victory closer – and victory will come!" the President of Ukraine emphasized.