Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky has vowed victory against Russia as the country in address marking 100 days since Russian invasion, on Friday, June 3.
Since the war started, thousands of people have been killed, while millions have fled as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s troops try to take over the country.
Russia’s advance has been slowed by a fierce Ukrainian resistance supported by Western military supply support which has repelled them from around the capital and forced Moscow to shift its aims towards capturing the east.
“Victory will be ours,” Zelensky said in a video address .
Ukraine did “what seemed impossible” by resisting “the second army of the world”
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “certain results have been achieved”, pointing to the “liberation” of some areas from what he called the “pro-Nazi armed forces of Ukraine”.
The United Nations also said it was leading intense negotiations with Russia to allow tens of millions of tons of grain to leave Ukrainian ports to avert a global food crisis.
“I am optimistic that something could give in, something could be made,” said Amin Awad, the UN crisis coordinator for Ukraine, voicing hope that we could “see a breakthrough”.