Contents tagged with Zelensky

  • Zelensky: Russia's offensive has been halted, forces significantly depleted

    In an interview with French television channel BFMTV, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has stated that the Russian offensive has been stopped and its military is losing a "significant amount" of vital forces.

    Zelensky expressed a cautiously optimistic view of the situation on the front lines. "The situation is substantially better than it has been over the past three months," the French broadcaster quoted him as saying.

    The Ukrainian leader acknowledged certain difficulties Ukraine …

  • Zelensky: Putin tried to kill me more than 10 times

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an interview with Rai's program Cinque minuti that there have been over a dozen assassination attempts against him by Russians.

    "They say there have been more than 10 [assassination attempts]. But these are the numbers given by officials, the special services, and intelligence agencies. I must admit, I don't really count them. It seems to me that in Ukraine, all of our people, military personnel at the front, are risking their lives every day. …

  • Russian missile attack targets Zelensky's motorcade in Odesa

    Russian forces launched a missile attack on President Zelensky's motorcade in Odesa, according to the Greek newspaper Protothema.gr.

    The newspaper reports that the convoy carrying Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which was about 150 meters away from a Greek delegation led by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Odesa, was targeted by a Russian missile at 11:43 AM on Wednesday, March 6.

    "The safety of the Prime Minister and the Greek mission is not at risk," Greek government officials …

  • Zelensky: 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed in war with Russia

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has disclosed that Ukraine has suffered the loss of 31,000 soldiers killed in the war with Russia. He also mentioned additional casualties, including those wounded and missing in action.

    "I don't know if I have the right to speak about this. It's a very serious matter," Zelensky commented during a press conference on February 25, responding to a question regarding the number of losses sustained by the Ukrainian army since the full-scale war with Russia. …

  • Zelensky confirms he is considering military leadership reshuffle

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said he is "considering" leadership changes, not only in the military sphere. This statement emerged as President Zelensky addressed questions about the potential dismissal of Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valeriy Zaluzhny, during an interview with Italian broadcaster Rai 1 aired on Sunday, February 4.

    In response to the journalist's query regarding Zaluzhny, Zelensky mentioned that Ukraine needs a "reset," which implies a change …

  • President Zelensky visits front line positions of Ukrainian troops near Robotyne

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited the 65th Separate Mechanized Brigade near the village of Robytyne in Zaporizhzhia region.

    "It's an honour to be here today, to support our warriors and present awards. They shoulder a difficult, crucial mission — to repel the enemy and protect Ukraine. We are proud of our troops, we thank all of them," he wrote on his Telegram account.

    As reported by the Office of the President, during his working trip to the Zaporizhzhia region, Zelensky visited …

  • Zelensky gives awards to Ukrainian intelligence officers for destroying Russian missile boat Ivanovets

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky presented state awards to servicemen of the Main Directorate of Intelligence (GUR) of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry of Defence for the destruction of the Russian missile boat Ivanovets, the presidential press service reported.

    The ceremony took place at the Mariyinsky Palace in Kyiv. The President expressed his pleasure at being able to personally thank all the GUR soldiers.

    "You have achieved a great deal, and so have the warriors of the GUR, on both …

  • Zelensky: Ukraine receives two more air defense systems

    Ukraine has received two additional air defence systems to be deployed in the defence of its regions, President Volodymyr Zelensky announced in an evening video address.

    "The headline news today – an announcement we've all been eagerly awaiting, one we've worked on at various levels for months. The result - two more air defence systems have arrived in Ukraine. Naturally, not all details should be shared publicly. But these are systems that can shoot down anything. We'll be protecting our …

  • President Zelensky reportedly delays dismissal of Ukraine's military chief Zaluzhny due to a data leak

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had plans to dismiss the country's top military commander, Valeriy Zaluzhny, on January 29 but postponed the decision following a data leak about the dismissal, The New York Times reported on Tuesday. According to a former high-ranking Ukrainian official cited by the newspaper, the process of removing Zaluzhny from his position is now being slowed down.

    A Ukrainian parliamentarian familiar with the leadership's plans confirmed the information, adding that …

  • Ukraine's President Zelensky initiates first-ever dialogue with Bahrain's King Hamad, invites him to Davos event

    Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky held the first historic phone conversation with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, reported the Ukrainian presidential press service.

    "I hope that the establishment of contacts at the highest level will open a new chapter in Ukrainian-Bahraini relations," said Zelensky.

    The leaders discussed bilateral cooperation, global food security, and the support for Ukraine's Peace Formula.

    Furthermore, Zelensky briefed the King of Bahrain on Ukraine's …