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Zelenskyy to partners: Political games that limit our defense will not be forgotten

Zelenskyy to partners: Political games that limit our defense will not be forgotten President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

Ukraine does not understand and will not forget internal political games or conflicts in partner countries, while Ukrainians are dying because of Russian aggression, states the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Zelenskyy noted that the rescue operation at the site of the Russian Shahed hit had been going on all day in Odesa. According to him, the State Emergency Service, police, and other services continue to work because there is information about people still under the rubble.

The President emphasized that such attacks by Shaheds do not and cannot make any military sense, as they are terror aimed solely at destroying lives and intimidating people.

"The world knows what can be done against terror. The world has enough air defense systems, systems of protection against Shaheds and missiles. And the delay in the supply of weapons for Ukraine, air defense systems to protect our people, unfortunately, leads to such losses, to the fact that the list of children whose lives are taken by Russia is constantly growing," the head of state emphasized.

Zelenskyy emphasized that Ukraine had not asked for anything more than was necessary to protect lives.

"And when lives are lost, and our partners just have internal political games or conflicts that limit our protection, it is impossible to understand. It is impossible to agree with this. And it will be impossible to forget - the world will remember it," the President summarized.

Attack on Odesa

Explosions occurred in Odesa region after 1 a.m. today. The regional military administration and the mayor's office reported that a drone hit a high-rise building. Initially, one person was reported dead and seven injured. In the morning, rescuers recovered the body of another victim from the rubble.

After 08:30, the head of the OVA, Oleh Kiper, said that rescuers managed to unblock a man. The victim is currently being examined by doctors.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, for his part, emphasized the importance of strengthening Ukraine's air defense.

Read more about the Russian terrorist attack on a high-rise building in Odesa in RBC-Ukraine's article.