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HomeNewsOrganization of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine24.02.2023, 15:09

Oleksiy Danilov: February 24 is the anniversary of the Great Resistance, Great Citizens, Great Country

February 24 is the anniversary of the Great Resistance, Great Citizens, Great Country. This was announced by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov, on Thursday, February 23, 2023, on the air of a national telethon (TV-channel "1+1").

"That's how this date should be interpreted," he said. - We proved to the world that we are capable of resisting, moreover, if necessary, we will do it again."

Oleksiy Danilov noted that now there are no signs that the russian federation will be able to repeat the invasion option, as it did last year, in the near future.

Secretary of the NSDC reported that on Thursday, February 23, a meeting of the Staff of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief took place in an extended format, at which, in particular, issues about the situation on the borders of Ukraine and around Moldova were discussed.

Oleksiy Danilov recalled that Ukrainian intelligence had informed in advance about the attempt of the russian federation to carry out a coup in Moldova. The President of Ukraine, he said, informed the President of Moldova about these intentions, and relevant decisions were made in that country.

According to Secretary of the NSDC, the russians could not take advantage of the moment, but they may again try to destabilize the situation in Moldova. "It is very important for them that we divert part of the troops in that direction, because if a point of instability appears there, of course, we have to react to it," he said, adding that Ukraine would monitor the development of events and necessarily will help neighboring friendly countries.

Answering the question, Oleksiy Danilov called the situation on the eastern front difficult, but noted that the situation is under control, the Ukrainian military is giving a worthy rebuff to the aggressor, who is suffering huge losses.

Secretary of the NSDC called is blackmail the latest statements of the russian leader, who stated that russia is suspending its participation in the Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty, noting that the russian regime is in agony.

Answering questions about the "peace plan" proposed by China, Secretary of the NSDC recalled that the President of Ukraine "clearly defined four key positions on which we will stand": the return of all temporarily occupied territories, compensation for all damages caused to Ukraine by a terrorist country, responsibility leadership of the russian federation and all those involved for crimes against humanity, powerful security guarantees for Ukraine.

If such proposals, he said, are contained in the "peace plan" of the Chinese side, we can consider this issue. However, if a compromise is offered at the expense of Ukraine's loss of territory, this is unacceptable, he noted. "We have no right for the sake of future generations to make concessions that some may ask us to make. Society will not allow anyone to make decisions that do not correspond to his wishes. We will not conduct any negotiations with the russian federation," Secretary of the NSDC said.