President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on American cities to sever twinning with Russian cities so that Russia could not enjoy any ties with the free world.
Source : Zelensky during a video address to the participants of the 90th Annual Conference of US Mayors
Zelensky’s direct speech : “We Ukrainians and Americans alike understand the danger of tyranny. The world has seen different tyrannies… And all of them are united by the fact that they despise the rights and freedoms of ordinary people. Tyrants do not recognize the rights and freedoms of local government. free people in the cities, who still choose freedom, put an end to the history of tyrants.
And to put an end to this, tyrants must not be allowed to enjoy ties to the free world. Any connections. “
Details : Zelensky reminded that dozens of American cities still maintain the so-called twinning with Russian cities. In particular, Chicago with Moscow, Jacksonville with Murmansk, San Diego with Vladivostok. According to him, these ties between the United States do not give anything, but they allow Russia to say that it is not isolated, even after the start of the Great War.
The President reminded that Russia was brutally destroying entire cities in Ukraine – during the 100 days of the war, the occupiers fired almost 2,500 different missiles at peaceful settlements.
Zelensky noted that some of Russia’s deadliest missiles were developed and manufactured in Yekaterinburg, which is still a sister city of San Jose.
And one of the Russian brigades that committed atrocities in Bucha was a brigade from the Khabarovsk Territory of Russia. Its capital, Khabarovsk, is still a sister city of Portland, USA.
Zelensky expressed confidence that Ukraine will be able to defend freedom, and tyranny will definitely lose.
“Call for even more pressure on Russia. Don’t help it justify itself. Don’t keep in touch with it. And please don’t allow those who have become murderers to call you their brothers and sisters.
Help Ukraine. Help even more. Participate in the reconstruction of our cities, our communities that have been liberated from the occupiers, “Zelensky concluded.
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