‘Proper now, the future of our nation is being determined’
In his digital address on March 16, President Volodymyr Zelensky reiterated his plea for a no-fly zone over Ukraine to guard the lives of Ukrainian folks throughout “the darkest time” for his nation.
“If that is an excessive amount of to ask, we provide an alternate,” Zelensky mentioned, asking Washington to supply the fighter jets to Ukraine.
Zelensky known as on the U.S. to do extra, ranging from imposing new sanctions to creating certain that Russia doesn’t obtain “a single penny (from American corporations) that they use to destroy the folks of Ukraine.”
Zelensky emphasised that each one ports within the U.S. ought to be closed for Russian items.
“Peace is extra vital than revenue,” Zelensky mentioned.
After exhibiting a graphic video montage of Russia’s assaults on Ukraine, Zelensky ended the speech with a couple of remarks made in English.
“At this time the Ukrainian individuals are defending not solely Ukraine. We’re combating for the values of Europe and the world, sacrificing our lives within the identify of the long run. That’s why immediately the American individuals are serving to not simply Ukraine, however the world to maintain the planet alive, to maintain justice in historical past.”
On the finish, Zelensky addressed U.S. President Joseph Biden.
“Because the chief of my nation I’m addressing President Biden. You’re the chief of the nation. I want you to be the chief of the world. Being the chief of the world means to be the chief of peace. Thanks. Slava Ukrayini.”
Creator: Asami TerajimaAsami Terajima is a workers author on the Kyiv Unbiased. She labored as a enterprise reporter for the Kyiv Submit till November 2021.