In a message to mark the Orthodox Easter on Sunday, the Ukrainian president mentioned he was believing “in a brand new victory for Ukraine” and that “our daybreak is coming quickly”.
President Volodymyr Zelensky admitted that Ukraine was “enduring darkish instances” however vowed that his nation “is not going to be destroyed by any horde or evil”.
He additionally prayed to the “nice and solely God” to guard and save Ukraine.
“We’re enduring darkish instances. And on this vivid day, most of us aren’t in vivid garments. However we’re combating for a vivid concept. On the intense aspect. And the reality, folks, the Lord and the holy heavenly gentle are on our aspect,” he mentioned.
Zelensky mentioned the entire nation was unified in its prayer for Ukraine to be saved.
“We now have all been praying for the final two months. And within the Resurrection of Christ, which symbolizes the good victory of life over loss of life, every of us asks the Lord for one factor. And speaks the identical phrases to heaven.
“The phrases of an incredible and united prayer. Nice and Solely God! Save our Ukraine!” he mentioned.
Zelensky mentioned that God wouldn’t overlook cities like Bucha and Mariupol which were ravaged by the struggle, nor “all those that survived brutal crimes”.
Though Ukrainians are crammed with “fury” over the invasion, he requested that God would “flip it right into a drive of fine to defeat the forces of evil.”
Zelensky continued, “Pricey Ukrainians! Final 12 months we celebrated Easter at residence due to the pandemic. This 12 months we additionally rejoice the Resurrection of Christ not as we used to. Due to one other virus. Due to the plague referred to as struggle.
“Each final 12 months’s and the present risk are united by one factor – nothing can defeat Ukraine.
“The good vacation right now offers us nice hope and unwavering religion that gentle will overcome darkness, good will overcome evil, life will overcome loss of life, and subsequently Ukraine will certainly win!
“And on Easter, we ask God for nice grace to make our nice dream come true – that is one other nice day – the day when nice peace will come to Ukraine. And with it – everlasting concord and prosperity.”