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Zelenskyy foresees no 'after Ukraine' future, only 'after Putin'

Zelenskyy foresees no 'after Ukraine' future, only 'after Putin' President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

Ukraine will achieve victory over Russia, and there will come a day "after the dictator Vladimir Putin." It will mark a day of security and peaceful life for Europe, according to a statement from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at a joint press conference with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda.

The head of the Ukrainian state emphasizes that when everyone helps each other, the freedom of each person prevails. This has worked multiple times in history and will work now.

According to Zelenskyy, every empire is built on fragments after a defining defeat of freedom, and Moscow's aggression toward Ukraine serves this purpose.

"But together, we are changing history for the better. There won't be a day 'after Ukraine,' there will be a day 'after the war,' there will be a day 'after Putin.' And this will be a day of our security, your guaranteed freedom, the peaceful life of Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Sweden, Finland, all states whose fate Russia is currently trying to drown in doubts," highlights Zelenskyy.

He also adds that the day "after Putin" will be a day of new chances for Belarus, which it deserves. It will also be a day of new strength for the entirety of Europe, which is currently learning unity.

Defeating Putin

It is worth reminding that President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other Ukrainian officials have repeatedly emphasized the need to defeat Russia under Putin's leadership. Only in this way can its aggression be halted.

Specifically, Zelenskyy emphasizes that if Ukraine doesn't defeat Russia, the next targets could be Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Moldova.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has recently stressed that Western allies are not asking Ukraine to negotiate with Russia to freeze the war.