Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky referred to as on the West on Thursday to extend army help to Ukraine, saying Russia would advance on the remainder of Europe in any other case.
“In the event you do not need the facility to shut the skies, then give me planes!” Zelensky informed a press convention. “If we are not any extra then, God forbid, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia shall be subsequent,” he mentioned, including: “Consider me.”
He referred to as for direct talks with Russian chief Vladimir Putin, saying it was “the one strategy to cease this warfare.”
“We aren’t attacking Russia and we don’t plan to assault it. What would you like from us? Depart our land,” he mentioned, addressing Putin.
“Sit down with me. Simply not 30 metres away like with (French President Emmanuel Macron),” the Ukrainian chief mentioned, referring to Putin receiving world leaders at a now well-known enormously lengthy desk.
Zelensky — who simply weeks in the past sought to calm Ukrainians over US allegations that Russia was planning to invade his nation — mentioned: “No one thought that within the fashionable world a person can behave like a beast.”
Putin launched an assault on Ukraine final week.
Russia says it isn’t concentrating on civilian areas regardless of widespread proof in any other case.
Ukraine on Wednesday mentioned Russian planes hit a college, killing 9 individuals, within the northern metropolis of Chernihiv.
Kyiv says greater than 350 civilians have been killed since Putin launched the assault.