Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a video auto- central tour Kyiv on Friday “we all defend our independence”, while attacks on the country by Russia continues, swearing alongside key aid to stay and defend the capital against the Russian invasion.
“We are all here. Our military is here. Citizens in society are there. We are all here to defend our independence, our country, and that will remain way”, said Zelensky standing outside The Presidency building.
Wearing olive green military style clothing and standing with his prime ministerhead of personnel and others senior aides, Zelenskyy appeared to be responding to pressure from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Sharing the video, European Council President Charles Michel expressed son profound respect to the President of Ukraine and to the people. “The mind of a free and democratic Ukraine is strong,” he tweeted.
Russian troops carry down on The capital of Ukraine on Friday, with gunshots and explosions echoing closer and closer to the government quarter, in a invasion of a democratic country that fueled fears of wider war in Europe and triggered global efforts to stop Russia.
With reports of hundreds of casualties of war – including the bombings that went through a Kyiv apartment building and hammered bridges and schools – there also growing signs Vladimir Putin’s Russia may seek to overthrow Ukraine government. It would be son boldest effort yet to redesign the world map and bring to life the influence of Moscow during the Cold War era.
In the fog of the war, it was not clear how many of Ukraine remains under Ukrainian control and how many or few Russian forces seized. The Kremlin agreed to Kyivoffer to hold talks, but it seemed like an effort to make concessions out of Ukrainian president in trouble instead of a move towards a diplomatic solution.