President of Ukraine


Ukrainians! We are going through the worst ordeal in our history. In our lives. We protect the most precious thing we have. We must hold on. We must fight. And we will win. I know that. I believe in that.

The Russian invaders cannot conquer us. They do not have such strength. They do not have such spirit. They are holding only on violence. Only on terror. Only on weapons, which they have a lot. But the invaders have no natural basis for normal life. So that people can feel happy and dream

News releases April 2022

We still need to fight and direct all efforts to drive the occupiers out, and we will do it - address by the President of Ukraine

| 30 April 2022 - 23:35

The occupiers are accumulating additional forces for new attacks against our military in the east of the country. They built up reinforcements in the Kharkiv region, trying to increase pressure in Donbas. They have already lost more than 23,000 soldiers in the battles of this senseless war for Russia. But they do not stop

Ukraine is grateful to Poland and its people for the strong support during the difficult times of the war - President

| 29 April 2022 - 21:55

Ukraine and Ukrainians are grateful to Poland and its people for the strong support they have provided to our country and our citizens since the first minutes of Russian aggression and continue to provide now. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in an interview with Polish media

Together with allies we can definitely stop the Russian aggression and reliably defend freedom in Europe - address by the President of Ukraine

| 28 April 2022 - 22:57

The United States has prepared a new support package for Ukraine worth $ 33 billion. In particular, more than 20 billion can be allocated for defense. This is a very important step by the United States. And I am grateful to the American people and personally to President Biden for it

Ukraine is ready for urgent talks to evacuate people from Mariupol and counts on UN support - Volodymyr Zelenskyy

| 28 April 2022 - 21:20

During the negotiations in Kyiv, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and UN Secretary-General António Guterres discussed the evacuation of Ukrainian citizens from the Russian-besieged city of Mariupol in the Donetsk region, including the Azovstal plant

Today we can not only successfully defend Ukraine, but also work on its postwar reconstruction – President at meeting of Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

| 27 April 2022 - 21:31

Ukraine is beginning preparations for the reconstruction of cities, communities and infrastructure destroyed by the Russian occupiers. This was announced by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at a meeting of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, which was held as a video conference

Head of President's Office discusses new opportunities to strengthen sanctions against Russia with US national security lawyer

| 27 April 2022 - 10:39

Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak held a video conference with former Director of the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Attorney John E. Smith focusing on national security and sanctions

At Okhmatdyt Hospital, Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited two orphans from Mariupol who were returned to Ukraine

| 26 April 2022 - 20:34

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the Okhmatdyt National Children's Specialized Hospital. He visited two orphans from Mariupol who were taken out of the city by the Russian occupiers, but the Ukrainian authorities managed to return them, now they are taken care of by their relatives

It is only a matter of time before all Russian murderers receive a fair response to their crimes - address by the President of Ukraine

| 24 April 2022 - 00:24

We will identify all those responsible for this strike. Those responsible for Russia's missile terror. Everyone who gives these orders. Everyone who fulfills these orders. No one will be able to hide

Everyone who gave criminal orders to kill civilians of Ukraine will get a fair punishment - President

| 23 April 2022 - 22:19

"I believe that everyone will definitely face the tribunal, the court. Everyone who gave these shameful orders to kill people, children - everyone. That's for sure, I'm sure of it, I believe in it," the President said during a press conference for international and Ukrainian media

Ukraine is ready to hold negotiations with Russia to save the lives of millions of people - President

| 23 April 2022 - 21:30

Ukraine is ready to negotiate with the Russian Federation to end the war, as a diplomatic path will save the lives of millions of people. This was stated by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a press conference for international and Ukrainian media in Kyiv

Address by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the World Bank ministerial roundtable in support of Ukraine

| 22 April 2022 - 00:05

Together we are able to implement solutions that will not only stop the aggressive intentions of the Russian Federation, not only support Ukraine in this war, but also inevitably show all the potential aggressors of the world that creating problems for other states, for other nations means creating problems for themselves

President: We really want to save the lives of our people, and this requires heavy weapons and equipment

| 21 April 2022 - 17:51

Ukraine needs heavy weapons to protect the lives of its citizens and to counter the Russian army, which has a numerical advantage in personnel and equipment. This was stated by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a meeting with media representatives following the negotiations with Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sánchez and Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen in Kyiv

European partners have made a significant contribution to Ukraine's military capabilities - President

| 20 April 2022 - 20:37

The European Union must maximize sanctions pressure on the Russian Federation and provide Ukraine with all the necessary modern weapons to help our country win the war that Russia is shamefully waging against it. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a meeting with media representatives following talks with European Council President Charles Michel in Kyiv

If our partners have the weapons Ukraine needs, their duty is to help protect freedom and the lives of people - address by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

| 19 April 2022 - 22:49

The way our Armed Forces are holding on, the way our entire nation is boldly defending itself shows that the Ukrainian army has long deserved to be higher than the Russian one in global rankings

We, the world and history will take from Russia much more than Russian missiles will take from Ukraine - address by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

| 18 April 2022 - 23:15

It can now be stated that Russian troops have begun the battle for Donbas, for which they have been preparing for a long time. No matter how many Russian soldiers are driven there, we will fight. We will defend ourselves. We will do it daily. We will not give up anything Ukrainian, and we do not need what’s not ours

The more Russia escalates, the less likely the President of Ukraine is to negotiate

| 16 April 2022 - 22:22

Escalation of Russian aggression and committing war crimes by Russia, including against civilians, reduce the chance for negotiations. This was stated by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy in an interview with Ukrainian media.

"The stronger we are, the better the outcome of these talks will be. The more Borodianka-like cases appear, there will be no chance that negotiations will be held actually," the Head of State said

Humanitarian center set up by President reports on results of work

| 16 April 2022 - 09:48

According to Yermak, the amount of charitable assistance received for Ukraine from citizens and corporations from around the world has now reached almost $924 million, and funds continue to flow

The effectiveness of instruments of influence on Russia determines how long this war will last - address by the President of Ukraine

| 15 April 2022 - 23:31

The success of our military on the battlefield is really significant. Historically significant. But not enough to clean our land from the occupiers yet. We’ll beat them more. Sanctions against Russia are very significant. Economically painful. But still not enough for the Russian military machine to be left without means of subsistence. We promote stronger, more destructive ones. So, in fact, it is these two areas that determine how long this war will last

Either Russia will really seek peace, or it will leave the international arena forever as a result of this war - address by the President of Ukraine

| 13 April 2022 - 23:06

I am grateful to all our defenders who hold positions and teach Russian soldiers to think that this war against Ukraine can only end in Russia's strategic defeat - sooner or later.

The future of Ukraine directly depends on the strength of our resistance in all its forms - address by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

| 13 April 2022 - 00:36

We are also proud of all our people who take to the streets despite the occupation. Who are protesting. Who are expelling the occupiers as best they can. We are proud of all our people! That is why it should always be emphasized that if our cities and villages are occupied, it is only temporary. And they will definitely be liberated. They will be liberated by our heroes.

All our actions and every minute are aimed at forcing Russia to recognize the truth - address by the President of Ukraine

| 10 April 2022 - 23:45

Nothing will help Russian cowardice. The day will come when they will have to admit everything. Admit the truth. All our strength and every minute are aimed at this. Defense, diplomacy, economics, information confrontation, legal responsibility - we have algorithms of action in all areas

Ukraine will fight against aggression and at the same time look for opportunities for dialogue with Russia - President

| 9 April 2022 - 18:18

Ukraine will fight against aggression, but is ready to negotiate with Russia to end the war through diplomacy. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, answering questions from the media after negotiations with Chancellor of Austria Karl Nehammer in Kyiv

The strike on Kramatorsk must be one of the charges at the tribunal regarding Russia's war crimes - address by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

| 8 April 2022 - 23:37

All the efforts of the world will be aimed to establish every minute: who did what, who gave orders. Where did the rocket come from, who was carrying it, who gave the order and how the strike was coordinated. Responsibility is inevitable

Kyiv is now the capital of global democracy, the capital of the struggle for freedom for all in Europe - address by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

| 06 April 2022 - 00:16


Today I will not take away much of your attention. The day was very informative. I will only briefly walk through the main points of my work this Tuesday, the 41st day of the invasion of the Russian Federation.

I continued my active diplomatic work. Addressed the UN Security Council, which convened for a special meeting on Russia's war crimes in Bucha and in the occupied territories of Ukraine in general. I said what should have been said in this format a long time ago.

Speech by the President of Ukraine at a meeting of the UN Security Council

| 05 April 2022 - 21:07

Dear Mrs. President!

Dear Mr. Secretary General!

Dear members of the Security Council and other participants of the meeting!

Thank you for the opportunity. I am sure that all the representatives of the UN member states will hear me today.

Yesterday I returned from our city of Bucha, recently liberated from the troops of the Russian Federation.

It is time to do everything to make the war crimes of the Russian military the last manifestation of this evil on earth - address by the President of Ukraine

| 03 April 2022 - 21:22

Today this address will be without greetings. I do not want any extra words.

Presidents do not usually record addresses like this. But today I have to say just that. After what was revealed in Bucha and our other cities the occupiers were expelled from. Hundreds of people were killed. Tortured, executed civilians. Corpses on the streets. Mined area. Even the bodies of the dead were mined!

Do everything you can for us to withstand together in this war for our freedom and independence - address by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy

| 03 April 2022 - 00:05


Strong people of the indomitable country!

Another day of our defense has passed. Another day of many that are gradually, with difficulties, but steadily bringing us closer to peace. To peace that no one will give us a gift. We need to understand it clearly. Because there are no subjects in the world that can stop wars and give peace

Europe has no right to react in silence to what is happening with our Mariupol - address by the President of Ukraine

| 02 April 2022 - 22:53


Our dear defenders!

This day, April 1, the occupiers decided to mark with two equally silly jokes. One such joke is about people in Russia. They started the spring conscription, which looks traditional, but is still different from the usual. Because this year's conscripts can be sent to war against our state, against our people. So, this is a guaranteed death for many very young guys

We thank you very much for making your donation to Foundation Palyanitsya!

Any and all donations matter and are very much appreciated and will help Ukraine to withstand the war with Russia and finally win!

Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us. We shall do our best to respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

We are pleased to introduced the artists the Palyanitsya Foundation collaborates with. Our mutual goal is to help Ukraine withstand the Russian aggression and win in this war

Magura – the daughter of war and Ukrainian Wonder Woman – is an illustrator from Ukraine.

Here we may, quite shortly, put some personal details about an artist, for example social and professional background, what artist was doing before the war and how the war has changed her life.

In more details what was happening with the artist since the war was unleashed – personal reflections, activities, events in personal life – for example marriage.

Artist’s view of how the war shall end and how Ukraine shall overcome all the difficulties.

Actually speaking, it would be better to make a short interview with the artist and compose this sort of message as a result, the question is if it’s is possible and will conduct such interview.

On the other hand, it’s also probable that such sort of profile/message may be already available, I would guess that it could be got prepared for exhibitions of the artist, at least there is one mentioning about the exhibition at Facebook.