Speaking to the Ukrainian people, President Zelenskyy said on February 26th in the morning:
Good morning Ukrainians!
Currently there are a lot of games appearing on the Internet. Like that I’m asking our army to put down arms and evacuate.
So I am here. We are not putting down arms. We’ll be defending our country because our weapon is truth.
And our truth is that this is our land, our country, our children, and we will defend all of this. That is it. That’s all I wanted to tell you.
Glory to Ukraine!
As explained in a fact check by the Washington post, the famous quote Zelenskyy is not that easy to track down – maybe it will be easier in the future. The attitude of that moment is however well captured by this video message, I find.