“How can you feel independence? Those who fight for it know its taste. It is the taste of the earth that eats into the skin. The taste of blood and death that permeates the air. The salty taste of tears.
Independence is a responsibility that rests on your shoulders. You lead into battle knowing that not everyone will return from it. Both the living and the dead remain with you forever. On your conscience. And in your memory.
Independence has a voice – it is the voice of ancestors and the voice of children.
Independence is possible only when there are people who are ready to fight for it. Thank you, defenders of Ukraine! It is an honor to serve with you. Eternal memory to the fallen heroes! Eternal glory to the living! Glory to Ukraine!”
From Commander-in-Chief Zaluzhnyi’s greeting on Independence Day
Zel last night on his FB page :
It’s almost night, our main day, Independence Day of Ukraine, is coming to an end. But our independence does not end and will never end. And there will be our 32nd Independence Day, and 33rd, and all the following ones, as long as time on earth lasts. Ukraine will live forever. And it will only get stronger every day.
Chaplyne is our pain today. As of this moment, there are 22 dead, five of them burned in the car, an 11-year-old teenager died, a Russian missile destroyed his house.
Search and rescue operations at the railway station will continue. We will definitely make the occupiers bear responsibility for everything they have done. And we will certainly drive the invaders out of our land.
Eternal memory to all those whose lives were taken by these invaders, these enemies.
Eternal glory to all our warriors! Glory to our people!
Glory to our Ukrainian strong world, our independence, our nation! Glory to all of you!
Glory to Ukraine!
From Dmytro Kuleba FB page :
Independence is a day job. Over yourself, the country and the world. And I spent the day of our biggest holiday exactly like this.
The diplomatic team organized a visit and talks of President Zelensky with Prime Minister Johnson and a meeting of the UN Council (despite the Russian Federation’s desperate attempts to prevent the president’s speech there).
I had telephone conversations with a colleague from Northern Macedonia, the Director General of IAEA, video conversations with the Canadian Foreign Minister, received a colleague from Portugal at Kyiv met with a delegation of European Parliament, gave two interviews no The ones that own the media.
“Only labor has created the world as it is” – not just the words of Ivan Franko, but, you can say, the slogan of our Independence.
Daily and persistent work with one goal – to fight and win. All our people are working on it right now. From the military on the line of collision to the president at the UN Council.
We will definitely win, and Ukraine was, is, and will be independent, free, strong and cathedral ❤️🇺🇦✌️