Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke today of hope and victory for his nation during an Easter Sunday speech by the Orthodox Church.
“Today’s great holiday gives us great hope and unshakable faith that light will conquer darkness, goodwill conquer evil, life will conquer death and therefore Ukraine will surely conquer”, he pointed out, in an intervention from the Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev.
According to the Associated Press (AP), Volodymyr Zelensky stressed that “the Lord and the holy heavenly light” are on the side of the Ukrainians.
“We are going through very difficult trials. We will come to a just end on this path – the beginning of a happy life and prosperity for Ukraine,” he added.
Volodymyr Zelensky also said that at Easter, Ukrainians ask God for the “great grace” to make the dream come true and that this will be another great day, the day when peace will come to Ukraine.
Russia launched a military offensive in Ukraine on February 24 that has killed more than 2,000 civilians, according to UN data, which warns that the real number is likely to be much higher.
The military offensive has already caused more than 12 million people to flee, of which more than 5.16 million have fled the country, according to the latest UN data — the worst refugee crisis in Europe since the Second World War. (1939-1945).
Source: With Agencies