President Volodymyr Zelensky emphasized that there can be no neutrality in the fight against evil. He is hopeful Switzerland will increase its support for Ukraine. The Head of State said this during a conversation with the university community and public figures of Switzerland.
“I would very much like Switzerland to be able to block Russian assets so that we could absolutely fairly receive compensation for the occupation of Ukrainian territories and for the aggression that Russia committed against Ukraine,” the Head of State said, answering the students’ questions.
Volodymyr Zelensky called on the citizens of Switzerland to convey the truth about the events in Ukraine to Europe.
“It is important to tell what is happening so that support for Ukraine does not decrease. For this, people can come to Ukraine and see with their own eyes what is happening here,” he said.
The President also invited the Swiss to participate in volunteer support for our country and join the implementation of the Fast Recovery Plan.
“The academic year has begun, many schools and universities have been bombed, and they need to be repaired and restored. Both finance and technical assistance are needed here,” the Head of State said.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that there should be no place for neutrality in the issue of the struggle between good and evil.
The President is also hopeful that China will play a greater role in ending the war by influencing Russia and supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The President noted that Ukraine would actively work to develop relations with China.
The Head of State emphasized the importance of unity of European countries in difficult times, as the price of such unity is very high for Ukraine. He expressed conviction that any country under threat of aggression should not be alone with the enemy. The aggressor must know that he will receive a quick and powerful response from the whole world.
“It is inspiring that we managed to boost the morale in Europe, that Europe is united. The whole world believes now that this is how you can protect democracy, this is how you need to protect freedom,” the President stated.
Volodymyr Zelensky also expressed his belief that after the victory, Ukraine will become a full member of the European Union.
“We have already obtained the status of a candidate – we worked hard on this even during the war… The country chose the path to the European Union. There is no doubt that within two or three years we will receive membership in the European Union. At least we are clearly proceeding – both legislatively and in dialogue with our partners. And most of the EU countries already see us there,” the Head of State emphasized.
He noted that Ukraine is on the way to NATO membership and is simultaneously preparing an agreement on security guarantees.
“We have developed a serious document – recommendations for this agreement for a circle of countries – guarantors of security for Ukraine. We really need this agreement. And it is extremely needed on the way to NATO,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted and added that it is not known how long this path will last, but our country needs security on it.
“These two directions, which I mentioned, already indicate that Ukraine will be a European state,” he stated and noted that thanks to the powerful army and combat experience, Ukraine will also be one of the safest countries.