“Sooner or later, Russia must talk to us. Talk about how to end the fighting and stop the invasion, and when these talks begin, there will be fewer losses for Russia,” Zelensky said in a recorded speech.
According to the AFP, he accused the Russian military of targeting civilian areas in Kiev.
Zhelensky stressed that Russian forces attacking his country had stopped advancing in most directions, noting that Russia had resumed missile strikes at 4 a.m. local time, but that its forces were “blocking progress in most directions.”
He told Russian Reuters that the attacks were aimed at military and civilian targets.
“The sanctions imposed on Russia are not enough,” he said, adding that “the world is constantly watching from a distance what is happening in Ukraine.”
And he pointed out on “Twitter” that he spoke with his Polish envoy Andrzej Duda today, Friday, seeking defensive assistance from members of Eastern Europe. NATO In his work to push Russia to the negotiating table, he wrote, “We need a coalition facing war.”
“We have received information about the entry of enemy sabotage groups into Kiev,” he said in a video message released on the account of the Ukrainian president, calling on the people to remain vigilant and abide by the curfew order.
Zhelensky vowed to stay in Kiev, warning that “the enemy has identified me as the first target. My family is the second. They intend to destroy Ukraine politically by destroying the head of state.”
He pointed out that 137 soldiers and civilians were killed and hundreds wounded in the fighting on Thursday.
On Friday, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba condemned the launch Russian missiles Kiev was targeted at dawn, injuring at least 3 people the day after the start of the Russian invasion. To Ukraine.
“Russian missile fire on Kiev,” Guleba wrote on Twitter: “The last time our capital was attacked by Nazi Germany was in 1941. Ukraine defeated that monster, and it will defeat this monster. Well.”
The Ukrainian military ground forces pointed out on their Facebook account that there was a “rocket launch” targeting Kiev, insisting that they had destroyed these two missiles while they were on the plane.
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