Below is the full text of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s speech on the occasion of Ukraine’s Independence Day, August 24. The text was posted on the official website of the president of Ukraine (https://www.president.gov.ua/).
Fellow citizens of Ukraine!
A year ago, I talked about how every morning of mine starts with a text message from the General Staff of Ukraine. SMS about the number of wounded and dead over the past day on the frontline. The numbers may be different, but only one message makes the morning good: zero wounded, zero dead.