President of Ukraine has said that it is impossible to say how long fighting will continue to liberate the country, but Ukraine has already achieved a strategic turning point in the war with Russia.
Volodymyr Zelensky said this in a video address on the 16th day of the war.
“We have been fighting for our freedom for sixteen days. It is four times longer than the enemy planned to invade. Four times longer. We have been fighting against the army that was considered one of the strongest in the world, the army that was hoping that the Ukrainians would surrender... They hoped that someone would greet Russian flags with flowers on Ukrainian streets… It is impossible to say how long it will take to liberate our Ukrainian land. However, it is possible to say - we will do it! Because we want it, because we have already reached a strategic turning point. We are moving towards our goal, towards our victory”, - said Ukrainian leader.
He stressed that Ukrainians are proud people who always defend their land and will never give the attackers a single piece of native land, a single percent of freedom. Zelensky noted he understands that some people are tired.
“Emotions play a bad game with people. It"s life. When we mobilize, when we see our military victories and the loss of the enemy, we expect the struggle to end sooner. That the occupiers will fall faster. But ... It’s life. It’s war. It’s a struggle”, - said Zelensky.