Last Minute: NATO statement from Zelenski

After Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the annexation decisions, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on NATO.

A new move came from Zelensky after the ceremony of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin Palace for the integration of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia and Kherson regions in eastern Ukraine to Russian territory.

Talking about Russia’s attacks on Ukraine, Zelenski said, “On February 24, a large-scale attack was launched on Ukraine. If we had not prevented it, Russia would not have stopped on our territory. Baltic states, Poland, Moldova and other states such as Georgia and Kazakhstan would have been under attack. Russia, He claimed to subdue various peoples of Europe and Asia. He resorted to this method 6 months ago. This ambition ends in Ukraine. It has been destroyed in the regions of Kyiv, Chernihiv, Azovstal, Sumi and Kharkov. This ambition is in the Donbass, Ukraine, with what we liberated from them. will be broken in the south of the country and in the Crimea. Not only the land of our country will be saved, but life itself, humanity and justice. Russia already knows this and feels our strength. That’s why they are in a hurry. They are trying to steal something that does not belong to them and this annexation attempt. Murder, harassment, “They want to rewrite history and redraw borders with blackmail and lies. Ukraine will not allow that.”


Zelenski said that he would apply to join NATO quickly, “Ukraine was and will continue to be the pioneer of negotiation efforts. It was our state that always offered Russia to live together on equal, honest, honorable and fair conditions. It is impossible with the President of Russia. It is clear that he does not know what honor and honesty is. Therefore, we are ready to dialogue with Russia. But with another Russian President. We must legally document everything we actually achieve. The fate of democracy in Ukraine is determined by confronting tyranny. By the power of our state borders, “We can secure the strength of the borders of all European states here. We can guarantee that no one else will dare to bring war back to our continent,” he said.