Zelensky addresses students of EUniWell European University Alliance

Zelensky addresses students of EUniWell European University Alliance

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has delivered an address to the students of EUniWell – the European University for Well-Being – in which he urged them not to lose courage in order to defend themselves and their country.

That's according to the website of the head of state, Ukrinform reports.

"You must not lose your bravery! No one knows the time when they may have to defend freedom. No one knows for sure what threats to freedom may arise in a year, in five years. If you have to defend freedom, please be brave! Please do not surrender your values to those who seek to destroy them. Fight so that the space of freedom does not lose anything. If people hadn't done this before us, we wouldn't be here today. If we don't do this, will freedom survive after us?" Zelensky said.

He noted that these days we cannot give in to the illusion that the battle for freedom is over and that bravery will never be needed again.

"This brutal terrorist war waged by Russia against Ukraine is a reminder to each of our countries, to each and every one of you personally that you may need courage today just as courage was needed at any other time to protect freedom and our European values," Zelensky said.

He noted that Europe is now brave in making decisions, protecting freedom, and putting pressure on the aggressor. According to him, this happened thanks to the bravery of leaders and ordinary people who are followed by leaders. Zelensky noted that it is through courage that Ukraine and its allies will win this brutal war unleashed by Russia and overcome the Russian ideology of hatred for European freedom.

"Our victory now, when Russian aggression has affected only Ukraine, will do what we failed to do in the decisive decade before the Second World War. We will destroy the total evil at its roots, when it has not yet had time to spread aggression to other nations of Europe," Zelensky said.

At the same time, the head of state wished every student to find a field in which their courage could bring more freedom and opportunities to the whole of Europe.

"I sincerely wish your generation to pass on to your children an even freer, more united and more secure Europe than we can provide now and will definitely provide," Zelensky said.

The Europe Unity for Well-Being event was initiated by Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv as part of the EUniWell European University Alliance.

Photos, video: Office of the President of Ukraine

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