Zelensky urges Russians to fight for peace in Ukraine, their own freedom
Russian citizens should not keep silent, but show their position, fighting for their own freedom and peace in Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an address on Sunday, March 6.
He stressed that Ukrainians had already won their future in the struggle, but they were fighting “for our today, fighting for where the border will be laid.”
The Russians are making the same choice right now, he said.
“These days. During these hours. Between life and slavery. Today. Tomorrow. In the coming week. This is the time when it is still possible to defeat evil without irreparable losses,” Zelensky said.
“When they threaten with dismissal or a paddy wagon for a position, but not with a Gulag (forced-labor camp). With material losses, not execution. Don’t miss this opportunity.”
“Social networks, friends, acquaintances and strangers, colleagues and relatives. You must be heard! We, Ukrainians, we want peace! Citizens of Russia! For you, this is a struggle not only for peace in Ukraine! This is also a fight for your own country. For the best it had. For the freedom you saw. For the abundance you felt. If you keep silent now, only your poverty will speak for you later. And only repressions will answer it,” the Ukrainian president emphasized.
On March 5, U.S. President Joe Biden in a message to the people of Russia said that “I do not believe you want a bloody, destructive war against Ukraine – a country and a people with whom you share such deep ties of family, history, and culture.”
March 6 marks the 11th day of a full-scale war with Russia.
Ordinary Ukrainians and the Ukrainian military continue to defend themselves, the shelling of Ukrainian cities does not stop.
At the same time, international support is growing – Western countries are increasingly strengthening sanctions against Russia.
As of March 6, over 11,000 Russian invaders have been killed since the beginning of the Russian full-scale war against Ukraine, according to Ukraine’s Defense Ministry.
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