Zelensky states that Ukraine has “reached a strategic turning point” in the fight against Russia.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged his people to wait patiently on Friday as he continues to protect his country from Russia’s military aggression on the 16th day.

“I know a lot of people are starting to feel tired. I understand. I’m impatient. I understand.” Zelensky said in a video posted online.. “This is life. When we mobilize, when we see our victory and the defeat of our enemies on the battlefield, we expect the struggle to end sooner. We intruders faster. I hope to fall, but this is life, this is war. This is struggle. I still need time. I still need patience. “

Rebellious Zelensky claimed that Ukraine would win, despite reports that Russian troops first attacked near an airport in western Ukraine when Ukrainian troops attempted to siege the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.

“It is impossible to say the number of days that Ukraine’s land has to be released, but it is possible to say that it will be done,” Zelensky said. “Because we have already reached a strategic turning point. We are already on our way to our goals and our victory.”

“This is a patriotic war against stubborn enemies who don’t pay attention to the thousands of dead soldiers,” he added.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is depicted during a speech from Kyiv to the public on Friday.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky giving a speech from Kyiv to the country on Friday. (Ukrinform / Future Publishing by Getty Images)

Zelensky’s comments were made as Russian troops continued to siege Mariupol. More than a week without water, electricity or heat..

“This is a humanitarian catastrophe,” Zelensky said. “Humanitarian catastrophe-two words that are completely synonymous with the other two words: the Russian Federation.”

On Wednesday, Ukrainian officials said there was a Russian airstrike Destroyed a children’s hospital and maternity ward in the city..

The attack was widely condemned by world leaders, including Vice President Kamala Harris. He said the United States would work with its allies to investigate Russia for possible war crimes.

Ukrainian Defense Minister Olexi Reznikov said on Friday that Russian troops invading Ukraine killed more Ukrainian civilians than soldiers.

At least 549 Ukrainian civilians were killed, including 41 children, according to the United Nations. However, authorities believe that the actual number of deaths is probably much higher.

According to the United Nations, more than 2.5 million refugees have fled Ukraine since the invasion of Russia began on February 24.

Zelensky begged those who stayed to “cling”.

“Be sure to fight. Be sure to do your best,” he said. “It’s not easy for such a neighbor, but it’s not easy for us either.”