In his address to the people, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, assured Ukrainian citizens that the Russian Federation has no chance of winning.
"Strategically, Russia has no chance of winning... And we need to hold on so that at the tactical levels the terrorist state feels its loss. We need to hold on - in the south, in the east and everywhere. Hold on in defense, in diplomacy, in politics. Maintain our unity and not only before the victory, but also after it, in order to qualitatively restore everything destroyed by the invaders. I believe that we will do all this,” the head of the Ukrainian wrote in a messenger.
He also thanked every "resident of Nikolaev for strength, for protecting the city and region", he said words of gratitude to Nikopol, Kharkiv, Krivoy Rog, the entire Dnepropetrovsk region, the people of Zaporozhye and "all Ukrainians of the Kherson region, everyone who defends the approaches to Odessa and the region."
The United States does not recognize the entry of Ukrainian territories into Russia. Such a development will seriously complicate prospects for a diplomatic settlement