KYIV. UkraineGate . 28 . September . 2022 | Society .
Russia is escalating aggression precisely because of the lack of preventive actions on the part of the world. Therefore, preventive measures are what Ukraine offers to achieve peace and world security. This was stated by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi during a speech to Harvard students and teachers .
“Russia sees a lack of preventive measures in the world. Devastating consequences must be coming for Russia already. Only preventive actions can show that the world will not “swallow” anything and that the aggressor will have to pay a painful price for all this. To act preventively means to prevent catastrophic damage. React , when the Russian strikes will happen, it is both to receive damage and to find ourselves at a new level of escalation. Prevention is a basic thing. It is what can do the most to maintain peace,” Zelenskyi said.
He added that preventive measures will help to stop Russia’s aggression faster and save more lives. And it is possible to maintain peace for a long time only when the principle of prevention is laid as the basis of the post-war architecture of security guarantees.
“This is exactly our Ukrainian view of leadership, of security, of maintaining peace. This is what can and should work. This is what we are calling for. What we have laid as a basis for concrete project solutions. The free world is definitely stronger , than any aggressors and terrorists. The free world will definitely win this confrontation with Russia. We will be able to restore peace, I have no doubt. But the question of when that will happen depends on the question of how often we will act first “, the president said.