President of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Davos: It is important to keep Europe and the world united around support for Ukraine

18 January 2023 - 21:21

Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Davos: It is important to keep Europe and the world united around support for Ukraine

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasizes that Russia's war against Ukraine continues, but Ukrainians remain strong and united, and it is very important to maintain the unity of the countries of Europe and the world in supporting our country, which is fighting for common civilizational values.

The Head of State made this statement in the course of his online participation in "Restoring Security and Peace" session in the framework of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

"It is necessary to continue supporting Ukraine, supplying the appropriate weapons needed to defeat the enemy on the battlefield. We also need financial support. Here I would like to thank all the countries of the European Union, which helped with our budget deficit and continues to support us this year," he said.

Answering a question about the current military situation, the President noted that the war slows down in winter for obvious reasons. At the same time, fierce fighting continues in the east of Ukraine.

"We are standing firm and strong. I am grateful to all our warriors - those who are alive and those who are unfortunately no longer with us - for their courage. It is important that we are strong not only in the east of Ukraine, where it is really hot now. We are strong within our country and united. We are mobilized because we are motivated, because we are defending what is ours," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

The President also recalled the energy challenges for Ukraine, which are related to the absolute disrespect for people on the part of the Russian Federation, which is striking the Ukrainian energy system with missiles and Iranian drones, trying to cause chaos in the country.

"It is therefore very important that partners help Ukraine with air defense systems. In large numbers, because there is a shortage of them. Many countries also help us with alternative power supply options," he said.

The Head of State emphasizes that Ukraine sees Russia trying to strengthen itself and preparing for a revanche.

"We believe that they will not succeed, because they are fighting not only against Ukraine, but also against a civilized approach to life," Volodymyr Zelenskyy is convinced.

The President also emphasized that one of Ukraine's priorities is to obtain security guarantees against similar aggression in the future, as our country is not yet a NATO member. And this is one of the points of the Ukrainian Peace Formula proposed by him.

"We understand that we are not yet in NATO. Russia also understands this and is fighting to ensure that Ukraine's path to NATO is not short. But I realize that we are on this path. NATO is the best guarantee of security for Ukraine, our society, and the future for our children. However, we have already offered - while we are still on this path - security guarantees for our country. We believe that the civilized world will support our proposals," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.