Ukraine must return all its territories temporarily occupied by the enemy. Only after that it will be possible to talk about the end of the war.
This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy during a conversation with students and teachers of Harvard University.
"If it is not clearly understood that we have returned our land, the war is over and here it is - the world, and something will always be in question, some part is not deoccupied, and the other part is in some compromise, then, believe me, Russia will still return to the occupation of our land," Zelenskiy emphasized.
The head of state noted that Ukraine will not be able to return its dead citizens, but "it can certainly restore justice, which begins with the return of its land."
Also, Zelenskiy is convinced that Russia's war against Ukraine demonstrated the need to reset international institutions, which should react faster, preferably preventively and not wait for a bad result.
According to the president, one can believe or not believe the Kremlin's threats to use nuclear weapons, but the world must be strong and not be afraid of intimidation by one or another aggressor.
"After all, there will be many more such threats. In order for them to be fewer, it should be systematically written out what the reaction will be. Even to words or intentions. So that such military and political leaders are afraid to even think of threatening any state with anything - nuclear weapons or hunger , or annexation, or occupation," Zelenskiy said.
According to the head of state, Ukraine can provide an example of such changes in the international security system, because it was on the territory of our country that the aggressor violated human rights, tortured, raped, seized a nuclear power plant, and threatened with nuclear weapons.
He also drew attention to the fact that Ukraine has developed recommendations on security guarantees for our country.
"We have sent them to world leaders and would like to apply them. It is important that countries that are in danger can receive weapons, sanctions against the aggressor, and financial aid in a short time," Zelenskiy concluded.
We will remind you that earlier in his traditional video address, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy made a short statement about the situation at the front, noting that our troops are moving forward.