Ukraine will build a European liberalized state, but with strong protection like the Israeli one, – President Zelensky

After the victory in the great war started by Russia, Ukraine will build a European state with significant liberalization of many spheres and processes, but with a powerful security and defense system like the Israeli one. The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy said this during a conversation with students and professors of leading Israeli educational institutions.

“I think that in many areas we will face things very similar to your beautiful state. We will understand that our neighbor is the Russian Federation. We will understand that Russia, even after we end the war and win, can go on the offensive again in 10-20 years. I’m not saying it will definitely happen. But we no longer trust the Russian neighbor,” he explained.

According to the Head of State, security institutions and security in all public areas, in society will play an important role in post-war Ukraine.

“This applies to both the borders of our state and security within the country. With such a neighbor, bombing, cruise missiles or something else can happen at any time. Therefore, the air defense of our state will also be developed,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.

The President also noted that today many Ukrainians already know how to repel the aggressor, and in the future the methods of involving as many citizens as possible in the defense of the state will only improve.

At the same time, Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that many things will be liberalized in Ukraine.

“We have already done it, prepared many bills, reforms in our country. Everything must develop very quickly in a country without any bureaucracy,” he said.

The President stressed that these days Ukraine is waiting for the status of a candidate for membership in the European Union, after which it will definitely join the EU, which is a worldview choice for Ukrainians.

“We will rebuild a European state that will be a member of the European Union. But with a powerful defense like that of the State of Israel,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.

Reference. Representatives of 7 institutes, 14 scientific schools and research centers of Israel joined the online communication with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Approximate audience is 20 thousand people. The event took place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was also broadcast on social networks, YouTube channels and local television.