The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi explained why russia invaded and what it was counting on in Ukraine.
“The strategic goal of the russian Federation, in my opinion, was to destroy Ukrainian statehood as such. Apparently, they expected that they would enter in organized columns, people would meet them with bread and salt, and that was supposed to be the end of Ukrainian statehood. But the Ukrainians resisted, Ukrainians began to defend themselves.
As of today, they are coming here from the russian Federation to deliberately kill Ukrainians, to kill,” said Zaluzhnyi.