Ukraine, October 2022: Russia flying waves and waves of Iranian drones, Shahed’s, over Ukraine.
Bombing of energy facilities. Cruise missiles shot down with stingers. Systematic attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure. Electricity & water stations. Blackouts in major cities. Preparation to deocuppy Kherson. HMARS rockets on Russian troops. Danger of destruction Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant. Speech at the Frankfurt book fair. 250 downed Russian helicopters. 72.000 Russian personnel losses. Germany delivers modern Iris-T air defense system. One morning 55 cruise missiles directed at Ukrainian cities. Most of them intercepted.
This is volume VIII of the complete and unabridged English edition of Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s speeches to the Ukrainian and Russian people, to foreign governments, parliaments, and to international organizations since the eve of the war. Other volumes of this series include:
War Speeches I, February-March 2022
War Speeches II, April 2022
War Speeches III, May 2022
War Speeches IV, June 2022
War Speeches V, July 2022
War Speeches VI, August 2022
War Speeches VII September 2022
As well as our editions of the speeches in Ukrainian and Russian language, and our translations into German, Polish and Dutch.
"Zelensky speech sparks soul-searching in Germany,” Laurenz Gehrke, Politico.
About Vladimir Putin: "This is the dictator who was courted in Germany. And for Schröder, Steinmeier, Merkel was the one not to be provoked. The madman who wants a war so much that he is no longer even willing to answer the phone when the Ukrainian president calls,” Paul Ronzheimer, Bild.
"How Zelensky’s team of TV writers helps his victory message hit home,” Luke Harding, The Guardian.