From the very beginning of the escalation by the Russian Federation, the leadership of Ukraine, Ukrainian diplomacy and the army have been making every effort to keep Ukraine stable and ready for various scenarios and any aggressive intentions.
In particular, yesterday, under the chairmanship of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, the National Security and Defense Council made a thorough analysis of the current security situation and further actions of Ukraine.
Due to recent decisions of the President, Parliament and Government, as well as the assistance of key partners, Ukraine has further strengthened its capacity to protect the security of the state and citizens.
The comprehensive package of measures to deter Russia, that Ukraine proposed to its partners in November 2021, has become an effective tool for countering the Kremlin's aggressive policies. Ukraine has now a strong position, including due to coordinated diplomatic contacts at all levels, conclusion of preparation by the US and the EU of the tough economic sanctions, arms supplies and macro-financial assistance.
Right now it is critical to remain calm, stay united and consolidated within the country, and refrain from actions that undermine stability and sow panic.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine are constantly monitoring the developments and are ready to repel any attack on the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.
Ukrainian diplomacy is in touch with all key partners, promptly receives the necessary security information, which allows Ukraine to take timely actions.
We continue working on reducing tensions and mobilizing support from international partners to keep Russia in the framework of the diplomatic dialogue.