The head of state said this in a video address at the international symposium "The idea of Europe" in Kaunas, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.
"I have no doubt that eventually we will implement the Ukraine Peace Formula, stop the Russian aggression, and dismantle the threats it has brought to Ukraine, Europe and the world. But we must already show our vitality, the energetic nature of Europe," Zelensky said.
He added that just as the front line in Ukraine became the line of Europe's struggle for itself, the reconstruction of Ukraine must become for Europe a reconstruction of itself.
"This is the largest economic and humanitarian project of our generations. The greatest opportunities for the economic development of European countries. The biggest opportunities for European companies and the biggest boost for European production. Hence, this is the biggest potential for our social development," Zelensky said.
He noted that when Ukraine's fate is determined, the fate of the whole center and east of Europe is determined. "Ukraine is and will be free, Ukraine is and will be democratic, Ukraine is and will be strong. Ukraine exists and will exist. Hence, Europe exists and will exist. So when we guarantee a long-standing security for Ukraine, we guarantee the same security for the whole continent," he said.
Russia's full-scale armed aggression in Ukraine has been ongoing since February 24.
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