The state of Ukraine severed diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation, which treacherously attacked it at 5 am on February 24. This was stated by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy at a briefing at the Office of the Head of State.
"This morning has gone down in history, but this story is completely different for our country and for Russia. We have severed diplomatic relations with Russia. Ukraine is defending itself and will not give up its freedom, no matter what Moscow thinks. For Ukrainians, independence and the right to live on their land according to their will is the highest value. Russia treacherously and self-destructively attacked our state in the morning. Just like Nazi Germany did during the Second World War," Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.
According to him, from today Ukraine and Russia are on different sides of world history, because the Russian Federation is on the path of evil.
At the same time, according to the President, much depends on the Russian people now.
"Today, the citizens of Russia will choose which way each of them personally is on," he said.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on all Russian citizens who have not yet "lost their conscience" to come out and protest against this war with Ukraine. He also asked Ukrainians who have relatives, friends, acquaintances, journalists, bloggers in Russia to address them with appropriate appeals and information so that the Russian Federation knows the truth.