Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has revealed plans for the next year.
"To maintain independence, end the war, start growing economically, grow geopolitically toward influence in order to be a global player. This is very important," he told Ukraine 24 TV channel in an interview, answering a host's question about his plans.
Read alsoLatest poll updates Zelensky, Poroshenko's popular ratingsZelensky also plans to "seriously and powerfully" celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence at the state level.
"Still, Ukraine's birthday is the most important holiday," he added.
On Monday, August 24, Ukrainians will celebrate the 29th anniversary of independence.