Yesterday – before coming here to Washington DC – I was at the frontline, in our Bakhmut. In our stronghold in the East of Ukraine – in the Donbas.
The Russian military and mercenaries have been attacking Bakhmut non-stop since May. They have been attacking it day and night. But Bakhmut stands.
Last year seventy thousand people lived there in Bakhmut and now only few civilians stay.
Every inch of that land is soaked in blood. Roaring guns sound every hour. Trenches in the Donbas change hands several times a day in fierce combat and even hand fighting. But the Ukrainian Donbas stands.
Russians use everything they have against Bakhmut and our other beautiful cities.
The occupiers have a significant advantage in artillery. They have an advantage in ammunition. They have much more missiles and planes than we ever had."
War Speeches I, February-March 2022, monthly editions.
As well as our editions of the speeches in Ukrainian and Russian language, and our translations into German, Polish and Dutch.
War Speeches, The Series, Volodymyr Zelensky, Kindle Edition
"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.