Ukraine’s President was photographed in a military uniform when his country is under attack by Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
While it is uncertain what role Volodymyr Zelenskyy has played among the Ukrainian military, the President is certainly doing everything he can to assist his country’s citizens and has stated that he has no plans to leave Kyiv.
Zelenskyy, who grew up in south-eastern Ukraine’s Kryvyi Rih region, has served as President of Ukraine since 2019, and his road to the office has been somewhat unique.
The 44-year-old was previously an actor and comedian who starred in the television show Servant of the People, in which he played the role of Ukraine’s president.
Today (25 February), the President urged his country’s military, “you are all we have,” as he accused other international powers of failing to respond enough to Russia’s invasion.
Zelenskyy urged citizens of European countries to demonstrate and press their governments for stronger action.
Additionally, he compared Russia’s invasion to the Second World War.
The United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union have all imposed penalties on Vladimir Putin’s Russia for its incursion into Ukraine’s sovereign territory, but many believe the measures targeting banks, airlines, and even private citizens are insufficient.
“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is not merely an invasion; it is the start of a war against Europe.
” opposed to Europe’s unification. against Europe’s fundamental human rights. against all continent-wide coexistence rules. Against the reality that European states have consistently refused to employ force to partition their boundaries. “What are you going to do about it?” he continued.
How will you defend yourself if you are so slow in assisting us in Ukraine?”
Zelenskyy has stated that he will not leave Kyiv, despite the fact that he is aware he is a target.
Earlier on Friday, the President stated in a video message: “[The] adversary has designated me as the number one target.”
My family is the second priority. They wish to destabilize Ukraine politically by assassinating the president.
“I intend to remain in the capital. My family lives in Ukraine as well. Zelenskyy, yesterday
Yesterday (February 24), Kiev severed diplomatic ties with Moscow and proclaimed martial law in response to Vladimir Putin’s declaration of a Russian military intervention in Ukraine.
According to Sky News sources, 137 people were killed on the first day of attacks, while 100,000 inhabitants fled their homes.
There have been reports of explosions in the capital, Kyiv, as well as clashes between forces in other cities and villages.
Ukraine has appealed to anybody capable of resisting to pick up arms and has prohibited men between the ages of 18 and 60 from leaving the country.
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