Russia is setting a target on all of Europe with its full-scale military operation in Ukraine. Stopping Moscow’s aggression is crucial for the security of all democracies, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said as Russian forces are getting ready for battle in the east of his nation.
While giving the address, the “free people of a brave country,” Zelenskyy stated in a video message to Ukraine people that the perspective behind Russia’s war “was not intended to be limited to Ukraine alone” & the “whole European project is a target.”
He stated, “That is why it is not just the moral duty of all democracies, all the forces of Europe, to favour Ukraine’s desire for peace; this is, in fact, a strategy of defence for every civilized state.”
His address came as civilians continued to escape eastern parts of the nation before an expected onslaught. Emergency workers looked for survivors in towns north of Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, no longer occupied by Russian troops.
Russia has asked its troops to step back from the northern part of the nation and focuses on the eastern Donbas, where Moscow-backed separatists have fought Ukrainian troops for eight(8) years & controlled some territory pre-war, now in its 47th day.
However, Western assessments have shown increasing confidence in the ability of Ukraine’s defenders to repel Russian assaults, showing Russia’s troops as suffering from low morale & mounting casualties.
The majority of European leaders came ahead to support and show solidarity with war-torn Ukraine. In the message, Zelenskyy also said thanks to the leaders of Britain and Austria for their visits to Kyiv on Sunday and also pledged of support.
He also paid thanks to the European Commission president and Canada’s PM Trudeau for a global fundraising event that has bring in over 10 billion euros ($11 billion) for the millions of Ukrainians who have escaped their homes.