I wish you health, dear Ukrainians!
He held a Supreme Commander-in-Chief staff meeting today. The main item on the agenda is our movement towards the liberation of all Ukrainian land and all that is necessary for the implementation of our defense operation. The supply of weapons and ammunition, interaction with partners, material support, the fight against new types of weapons available to the occupiers…
Of course, I cannot divulge specific issues that were discussed by the Stavka. But most reports, accepted reports and approved plans will certainly please Ukrainians. And they will certainly upset the occupants.
Because they will be responsible for all their evil. They will answer to our arms, to the Ukrainian court and to international law. None of them will escape it.
By the way, today I want to thank the staff of the operational-strategic group “Olexandria” for creating the conditions for a successful offensive, for planning and preparing for active actions in the Kherson region. Those of our actions that are already giving tangible results. And there will be more.
It was only on this day in Kherson Oblast that such settlements as Novovoskresenske, Novogrigorivka and Petropavlivka were liberated and stabilized from the pseudo-referendum. The movement continues.
I also want to pay tribute to the soldiers of our air force, who succeeded today in shooting down six Iranian-made drones that the occupiers tried to use against our cities. Three drones were shot down by anti-aircraft guns of the 302nd anti-aircraft missile regiment from Kharkiv, and three more were shot down by our fighter pilots from the 204th tactical aviation brigade from Sevastopol. Thanks for the insight, guys!
And now I’m going to tell the occupants.
Even if you find another weapon elsewhere in the world with the same “natural” name for your “Russian world”, like those Iranian “martyrs” with whom you try to bomb cities like ours, like Belaya Tserkov.. That does not not help you anyway. You have already lost.
They lost because even now, on the 224th day of a full-scale war, you must explain to your society why all of this is necessary: this war, the false mobilization and self-destruction of all perspectives of your people.
When people feel entitled and are on their own land, they know everything themselves. They don’t need intrusive lectures on “alternative history” and political briefings every day – sometimes at a meeting with teachers, sometimes at a meeting on the progress of the work of seasonal land.
Ukrainians know why they are fighting. And more and more Russian citizens realize that they have to die just because a person does not want to end the war.
It is obvious who will win.
Today in Lyman, Sviatohirsk and Yarovya of the Donetsk region, another sign of the return to normal life was added – we resumed payment of pensions there. We also distribute food kits and humanitarian aid. The return of the Ukrainian flag means that a peaceful and socially secure life is once again possible for Donbass and all other territories temporarily occupied by Russia.
Today we have several events that very strongly confirm the world’s faith in the future of Ukraine, the world’s confidence in our strength.
First, we are initiating Ukraine’s membership in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. It is one of the most prestigious world organizations, it brings together 38 of the most powerful states. They are democracies, they are market economies, they are the majority of the world’s economic potential. From Austria to Japan, from the United States of America to South Korea, from Canada to Turkey. Ukraine will also be among them in this format.
We have submitted our application for admission, it is taken care of by the Organization. Ukraine has been granted the special status of an acceding country. And we will meet all the necessary requirements to become a full member.
And already this year the regional office of the Organization will start working in Kyiv. For us, this will mean another powerful line of economic, technological and value cooperation with the global community.
Second event: together with our friends – Spain and Portugal – we submit a bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup.
This is our joint application. The chances of his satisfaction are quite high. And it’s not just that our countries meet the criteria that must be met to earn the right to host the championship. The fact is also that it will be very symbolic when three countries of the European Union, Spain, Portugal and Ukraine, can organize the World Cup together.
I spoke today with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. A very positive conversation. I thanked him for his support. Coordinated our joint next steps and interaction.
We had a very substantial meeting in the afternoon regarding our preparations for the winter season.
We are fully aware of all the risks. And we know that the occupants too… are preparing for winter.
At all levels of government, scenarios are developed to protect people. We speak honestly: the winter will be difficult. But to pass it, we accumulate gas, coal and all that is necessary. We work to prepare.
And it is important that our partners approach this period with the same preparation.
The more we do together now to bring peace closer, the more we cooperate and put pressure on Russia, the safer this winter will be for all of us in Europe.
I will talk about this in particular tomorrow in my speech at the first summit of the European Political Community, which will be held in Prague.
Also, tomorrow I will speak with representatives of one of the most respected think tanks in the English-speaking world – the Lowy Institute in Australia.
There will be other diplomatic activities.
I thank all those who fight and work for our victory!
I thank everyone who helps Ukraine and pressures Russia for peace!
We will definitely win.
Glory to Ukraine!