Minister of Defence of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov praised the military effort of Ukraine in defending the country.
72 hours of resistance, three days that changed our country and the world forever, said Reznikov.
“Where are all those who promised to capture Kyiv in 72 hours? Where they are? I don’t see them. I can only hear them justifying themselves. Instead, I see a heroic army, a victorious guard, fearless border guards, dedicated rescuers, reliable police officers, tireless medical angels. Everyone who does their job. I see thousands and thousands of citizens who have taken up arms, joined the ranks of territorial defense and are fighting. For the future of their children and grandchildren. For those they love. In memory of their ancestors. For their State. Everyone sees you, the whole world! There are still many challenges ahead. But we are not the only ones who believe in our victory now. Look around. Many finally overcame their fear and dared to challenge the Kremlin. Every hour more and more people realize that there is no such army anywhere in Europe. Nowhere. And that without this army and our people, Europe will never be safe. That’s why help is already coming, which was impossible three days ago. The darkness will recede. Dawn is near. Let’s keep the system. Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the Heroes of Ukraine”, reads Reznikov’s statement.