If Russia increases the number of missile attacks on August 23-24, Ukraine’s response will be strong.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated this a joint press conference with President of Poland Andrzej Duda in Kyiv, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“What will Ukraine do if they strike Kyiv? The same as now. For me, as for President, I am sure, as for every Ukrainian, Kyiv, Chernihiv, Donbas are all the same. All our Ukrainians live there. In Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia. The answer will be the same in these cities. If they attack us – they will receive a response, a strong response,” Zelensky said, when asked whether he knew about Russia’s intentions to increase the number of strikes on the capital during these days.
The President noted that certain information from Ukrainian intelligence and foreign partners about Russia’s plans is available to him. “Our intelligence works with our partners. We are grateful to them for this information. Is there a threat? There is a threat. I believe this threat is daily. Is there any additional information? We know the priorities regarding infrastructure facilities or state institutions, but I don’t see that much has changed. Starting from the first day since [February] 24, Russia is constantly doing this. Can they increase the number of those attacks? Yes, they can do it on the 23rd-24th. This is all the information I have. I have no other information,” Zelensky stressed.
Earlier, Zelensky warned Ukrainians that Russia could do something “particularly cruel” as Ukraine prepares to celebrate Independence Day.