Ukraine has been at war with Russia since Vladimir Putin’s forces launched an illegal invasion in February of last year.
Speaking in the capital Kyiv with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, the country’s president said: "It's clear that the war in the Middle East is taking away the focus [from Ukraine]."
He went on to say: "We have already been in very difficult situations when there was almost no focus on Ukraine. I am absolutely sure we will overcome this challenge."
As BBC News reports, he said that Ukraine would not falter during the ongoing fight against Russia.
"Everyone is getting tired and there are different opinions… but this is not a stalemate," he said.
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It comes as Ukraine opened a criminal investigation into a deadly Russian missile strike that killed multiple Ukrainian soldiers at an award ceremony last week.