PRESIDENT Volodymyr Zelenskyy vowed yesterday that Ukraine would fight off the Russians in a video marking the 100th day since the invasion.
As Moscow tightened its grip on the Donbass region, he declared: “Victory will be ours.”
The video included PM Denys Shmyhal recalling a message posted outside government buildings early in the war promising to stay in the country.
Earlier, Kyiv announced that Vladimir Putin’s armed forces control one-fifth of Ukrainian territory.
Russian forces stepped up attacks on the city of Severodonetsk in eastern Donbass.
Addressing lawmakers in Luxembourg, Mr Zelensky said the frontline now stretched more than 600 miles.
He added: “All combat-ready Russian military units are involved in this aggression.”
Former boxer Wladimir Klitschko, brother of Kiev mayor Vitali, said Ukrainians “don’t want another 100 days of war”.
He called for continued pressure on the Putin regime, adding: “We need to economically isolate Russia from the world.”
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss reiterated Britain’s support for Ukraine.
She said Putin “expected that the invasion would be over in a few days but grossly underestimated the determination of the brave Ukrainians who bravely defended their country”.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5485636/zelensky-ukraine-will-win-war-vow/ Ukraine will crush Putin’s invading forces and win the war, leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy vowed after 100 days of conflict