The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in his address to the people of Japan, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“I came here from a country of which the war could have left only a shadow on the stones of history. But our heroic people are turning history around so that we can make the war itself become such a shadow. I believe that war has no place in the world,” Zelensky said.
In his words, humanity has come a very long way and lost many lives in bloody confrontations.
“Some say that the history of mankind cannot be imagined without war. We say that it is exactly war that the history of mankind should be without. Ukraine is at the epicenter of a war of destruction. Invaders have come to our land and they want not only to conquer us, Ukrainians. Russia is lying to the world that there are no Ukrainians at all,” the President of Ukraine emphasized.
According to the Head of State, if Ukrainians were not so brave, the Russian genocide against them could have succeeded.
“The shadow would have been left of Ukraine. Of the whole nation! Just a shadow,” Zelensky stated.
But, Ukrainians are infinitely brave and freedom-loving.
“And we will live! And we will live freely. Even though the enemy uses non-nuclear weapons, the ruins of our cities, which were burned to the ground by Russian bombs and artillery, are similar to what I have just seen here – it is an honor to be in this Museum of Peace,” the President of Ukraine told.
Zelensky mentioned that Hiroshima is a rebuilt city now. Ukraine also dreams of rebuilding all of its cities and villages that are now lying in ruins.
“We dream of returning our territories. Just as we have returned our northern territories, which were occupied by Russia, we must return the eastern and southern territories of Ukraine. We dream of returning our people who are now in Russian captivity. These are prisoners of war, civilians, deported adults and abducted children. We dream of winning! We dream of peace after our victory,” the Head of State emphasized.
A reminder that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is taking part in the Group of Seven (G7) Summit in Japan’s Hiroshima.
Photo: Office of the President of Ukraine