President Zelenskyy gives his International Women’s Day address

8 March, 02:23 PM
Volodomyr Zelenskyy (

Volodomyr Zelenskyy (

Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy congratulated women on International Women’s Day on March 8, stressing the sacrifices women have made for Ukraine in wartime.

“Today is International Women’s Day, a day of struggling for women’s rights”, he said.

“Every year on this day I give thanks. I thank my mother, I call her. I thank her for always respecting our family. I thank my wife – for the fact that we are together, in love, and for the fact that we have such beautiful children. I thank the women who work with me. And it is very important that we are equal as colleagues.”

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Zelenskyy said there are many ways to mark International Women’s Day.

“Everyone has their own opinion on how and what to do on this day, March 8. And this is our strength. There is freedom in this. We are equal, we are free, we are in a strong Ukraine,” he said.

He also said that it was important to say thanks to women today.

“To thank all the women who work, teach, learn, rescue, treat, fight – fight for Ukraine. To remember, think and thank all the women who gave their lives for our country,” he said.

“Thank moms. Remember that while mom is alive, you can feel like a child. To thank loved ones for their respect and strength.”

The president added that together Ukrainians are strong.

“Together we are invincible. Together we are free. And together we will definitely win. Definitely,” he said.

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