Zelensky calls on West to close sky over Ukraine or send weapons
The Ukrainian President said this in his video address, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.
"How many more deaths and losses are needed to close the skies over Ukraine? How do civilians in Kharkiv or Mykolaiv differ from those in Hamburg or Vienna? We are waiting for a decision on closing the skies or providing the forces you have, or you can send to us combat aircraft and air defense systems, which will give us the strength we need. This is the help that the world must provide not just to Ukraine but also to themselves to prove that humanity will win," Zelensky said.
He reminded that at night the Russian invaders launched air strikes on residential areas in Mykolaiv, shelled peaceful Kharkiv, and fired upon peaceful Ukrainian cities.
In addition, Zelensky reminded that the enemy is holding hostage the residents of Irpin, Bucha, Hostomel and many other towns and cities, villages that the occupier managed to seize. However, this is temporary until they receive punishment, the Head of State stressed.
"And they will get it. Our Armed Forces know what to do. The enemy is tired and demoralized. They came to our land to look for something that we have never had – cowardice and consent to slavery," the president said.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared war on Ukraine and launched a large-scale invasion. Russian troops have been shelling and destroying key infrastructure. Missiles hit residential buildings.
Martial law was imposed in Ukraine and general mobilization was announced.
Ukraine officially filed a lawsuit against the Russian Federation with the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague.
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