14 Oct 2019 17:28

Zelensky addresses troops in Donbas

KYIV. Oct 14 (Interfax) - Ukraine is an independent unitary state and its servicemen will defend the principles enshrined in the country's Constitution, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said.

"The Ukrainian Constitution says that Ukraine is an independent, sovereign, unitary and democratic state and if someone does not agree with these words and wants to oppose that, they will have to deal with you, our defenders, Defenders with a capital letter," the president said at a meeting with the servicemen involved in the Joint Forces Operation in the Donetsk region on Monday.

Zelensky pointed out that today he and every Ukrainian must simply thank the Ukrainian troops for "their bravery, valor, character, spirit, will, and resilience." "For peaceful sleep in Ukrainian cities and villages and for your holding the skies," he said.