Video speech by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to the participants of the Munich Security Conference, February 17, 2023.
Munich (Germany) – Today, in a video speech at the beginning of the three-day Munich Security Conference, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked everyone who is helping his country in the fight against Russia. Zelensky compared Ukraine to the biblical David, who defeated a much bigger and stronger Goliath. He added that Russia must not win like Goliath, therefore it is necessary to speed up and strengthen the supply of weapons to Ukraine.
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Zelenskyi told the participants of the conference that it is clear from Russia's behavior that it does not want to stop in Ukraine.
According to Zelenskyi, Ukraine has no other option but to win, join the North Atlantic Alliance and become is part of the European Union.
“Thank you to everyone who provided David with a slingshot,” Zelenskyy noted, adding that Goliath could fall already this year. “There must be no alternative but the victory of Ukraine,” declared its president. “There is no alternative to our unity, there is no alternative to the liberation of our country and our people,” he said.
According to the Ukrainian president, it is especially now necessary to act quickly and speed up the delivery of weapons to Ukraine as much as possible. He pointed out that any delay by the West is being used by Russia to its advantage and to cause more damage to Ukraine, and that while Western countries are discussing the supply of tanks to Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin is considering how to tighten the noose around Moldova.