The Armed Forces of Ukraine use the weapons available to them only to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the state and only in response to the violation of the regime of silence in Donbas by the enemy. This was emphasized by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a conversation with media representatives in Odesa.
Answering journalists' questions about the reaction of some states to the use of the Bayraktar unmanned aerial vehicle by the Ukrainian military in the JFO area in the east, the President said: “Ukraine protects its territory and its sovereignty in accordance with the duty and oath of everyone who serves today, who defends Ukrainian statehood. We are not executing an offensive, we are just responding".
"By the way, we are responding in accordance with the agreements on the ceasefire. It is in this format that Ukraine will continue to operate," he added.
The Head of State stressed that Ukraine uses unmanned aerial vehicles solely for defense as well.
"When the Ukrainian army feels the need to defend its land, it does so. And it will further act under this principle,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted.