Russia cannot defeat Ukraine on the battlefield, so it resorts to the greatest terror since World War II – Andriy Yermak

Head of the Presidential Office Andriy Yermak emphasizes that Ukraine will continue to liberate its territories and approach victory in the war with Russia.

He said this while taking part in The Cipher Brief, an event dedicated to security issues, in a video conference format.

Andriy Yermak noted that the Russian Federation cannot defeat Ukraine on the battlefield, so it resorts to terror unseen since World War II.

“Today, residential buildings were once again damaged throughout Ukraine. People rushing to work in the morning were killed simply on the sidewalks or in their cars. In Kyiv, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipro, Mykolaiv, Zhytomyr, Khmelnytskyi, Lviv and many other cities.

One of the rockets destroyed a children’s playground in the capital downtown,” he said.

The Head of the Presidential Office emphasized that these large-scale acts of terrorism have no practical military purpose, and they will not affect the capacity of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Their goal is to cause a humanitarian catastrophe in Ukrainian cities in order to provoke another wave of migration and psychologically break Ukrainians.

“What they are doing now is a strategy of forcing negotiations on Russian terms. We will not give in, because the existence of Ukraine as a state depends on our victory,” he said.

Andriy Yermak emphasized that peace on Russian terms is unacceptable for Ukraine. He is convinced that Russia must be designated as a state sponsor of terrorism, and the democratic community should continue to support Ukraine with weapons, equipment and ammunition.

Also, our state now desperately needs an effective anti-missile defense to close the Ukrainian sky as soon as possible.

Answering the questions of the former commander of the United States Central Command and ex-director of the CIA, General David Petraeus, the Head of the Office of the President emphasized that the goal for Ukraine is the full restoration of territorial integrity and sovereignty, the return of all Ukrainian territories and all people. And the victory of Ukraine will be the victory of the entire democratic world, in particular the United States of America.

“It was repeated many times that Russia should not win the war. It’s time to edit this sentence. Ukraine must win the war. Any other option will encourage Russia to repeat it,” summed up Andriy Yermak.

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