Ukraine must inflict “maximum systemic losses” on Russia in 2024, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his traditional evening address on Feb. 6.
Bolstering Ukraine’s sky shield remains a key strategy and one of the country’s main tasks, he added.
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“Our mission this year goes beyond just beefing up our air defense and enhancing Ukraine’s long-range capabilities; we aim to deal maximum systemic damage to Russia,” Zelenskyy stated.
This applies to frozen Russian assets, in particular. “We are working with our partners as vigorously as possible to ensure a decision on Russian assets as soon as possible”, Zelenskyy said. “Everything must be confiscated and used for defense against terror. Retaliating against a terrorist is just. Destroying terrorists is just. And making the terrorist state pay for its atrocities is just.”
Ukraine plans to achieve two important military goals in 2024 — to deprive Russia of its superiority in the sky and disrupt its offensive operations, Zelenskyy said on Dec. 12
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