The year 2023 will be the year of "victory" in the war against Russia, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky proclaimed in his New Year's Day greetings on Saturday.
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“Are you longing for faith and hope? Both have been in the (Ukrainian) armed forces for a long time (...) Do you want light? It is in each of us, even when there is no electricity”, the supply of which is greatly disrupted by massive Russian bombardments, said in particular in his message on Telegram Mr. Zelensky.
"Good year! The year of our victory", he concluded, a little more than ten months after the outbreak of the invasion of his country by Russia, on February 24, 2022, calling on his compatriots to "work", to "struggle" and "mutual aid".
Russian President Vladimir Putin for his part said on Saturday for his New Year's greetings that "moral and historical correctness" was "on the side" of Russia.