It is not movie, and it is not going to end quickly - Zelenskyy on war in Ukraine
Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Fox Corporation CEO Lachlan Murdoch, Fox News' Benjamin Hall and The Sun's Jerome Starkey, visiting Ukraine.
This was reported by the Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s official website.
It is noted that the President thanked the representatives of the media group for their comprehensive coverage of the Ukrainian struggle against Russian aggression and for risking their lives to tell about Russia's crimes.
"All this time, journalists, cameramen, editors, photographers, drivers have been on the front line. Since this is a hybrid war, information is also a weapon in Russian hands," Zelenskyy said. " Thanks to journalists from many countries, we now have such support in the world."
Also during the meeting, the President awarded Benjamin Hall, a Fox News journalist who came under Russian fire and was seriously injured in the spring of 2022, with the Order of Merit III degree for his outstanding personal contribution to strengthening interstate cooperation, supporting Ukraine's independence and territorial integrity.
The President spoke about the situation on the battlefield, the high motivation and determination of the Ukrainian people, and their belief in victory. The Head of State emphasized the importance of maintaining the world's attention to our efforts in the struggle for freedom and our state.
"For some reason, people treat it like a movie and expect that there will be no long pauses in the events, that the picture before their eyes will always change, that there will be some surprises every day. But for us, for our soldiers, this is not a movie. These are our lives. This is daily hard work. And it will not end as quickly as we would like, but we have no right to give up and we will not," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
During the meeting, they also discussed the Ukrainian vision of a just peace based on the Peace Formula.
On Saturday, November 18, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced new steps to strengthen Ukraine's air defense and said that closer to winter, the more Russian attempts to make strikes more powerful.