Amid the active dissemination of information about the likelihood of a full-scale attack by Russia on Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged fellow citizens not to panic. According to him, Moscow has been at war with Ukraine for eight years now, and the risks have not become greater.
«Didn’t the invasion begin in 2014? Has the threat of a large-scale war appeared only now? These risks exist for more than one day. And they have not become greater. It is the excitement around them that has become greater. And now they are actively attacking not our land, but your nerves. So that you have a constant feeling of anxiety. All our citizens, especially the elderly, need to understand this. Exhale. Calm down. Do not rush to buy buckwheat and matches.»
President of Ukraine
Moreover, the President promised the people that in 2022 Ukrainians would live in peace, doing their usual things.
Context. Recall: Russia that has concentrated about 100,000 soldiers near the Ukrainian border denies plans to attack Ukraine but is trying to take advantage of the situation to obtain security guarantees from the West, including an official veto on Ukraine's entry into NATO.
The White House is convinced that Russia is capable of resorting to a full-scale invasion of Ukrainian territory at any point.