About this Zaluzhny wrote at Telegram.
At the same time, the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces called the announcement of mobilization in Russia a confirmation that Ukraine met the enemy with dignity, and reminded that the Ukrainian military has been holding back the enemy’s onslaught for more than 8 years.
“No matter how many enemies there are, we will destroy them! The Armed Forces of Ukraine have been restraining the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against our country for 8 years and 7 months. The full-scale offensive of the enemy did not frighten us. Moreover, we united and met the enemy with dignity. The announcement of mobilization in Russia is why confirmation,” Zaluzhnyi wrote.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces also expressed confidence that the threats of the Russian leadership will not frighten Ukrainians.
“Hundreds of thousands of men and women defend their native land, their own homes, their children and the future of Ukraine. Therefore, no statements of the military and political leadership of the aggressor country will affect our readiness to fight for our freedom. We will destroy everyone who comes to our land with weapons – whether voluntarily or by mobilization. Let’s stay in line! Victory will be ours!” – wrote Zaluzhnyi.
- On September 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization in the Russian Federation.
- Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the NSDC, called Putin’s statement on partial mobilization “a comprehensive program for the disposal of Russians.”
- The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, said that because of the mobilization, Putin “wants to throw more people into the flames of a war in which he has no chance of winning”:
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