Won’t Lay Down Any Weapons: Ukraine President

Kyiv: After the Ukrainian forces said they had repulsed a Russian attack on Saturday, on their capital city, President Volodymyr Zelensky shot a video and vowing to stay and fight back. 

“I am here. We will not lay down any weapons. We will defend our state, because our weapons are our truth,” he declared, denouncing as disinformation claims that he had surrendered or fled.

Speaking of the fake news being shared about him, “A lot of fake information has appeared on the internet saying that I allegedly called on our army to lay down its arms and that evacuation is underway,” he said outside his office.

Wearing olive green military-style clothing and looking tired but determined, he declared: “Our truth is that this is our land, our country, our children and we will protect all of this.”

“This is what I wanted to tell you. Glory to Ukraine!”

As the video hit social media platforms, the sounds of explosions and air raid sirens could still be heard around the capital, as the Russian military declared it had fired air- and sea-based cruise missiles at Ukrainian military targets. 

Earlier too Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy had posted a video on social media vowing alongside other government officials to defend Kyiv against the Russian invasion. The self-shot video from central Kyiv was aimed at quelling the rumours of him fleeing Ukraine amid Russian aggression.

“We’re all here. Our military is here. Citizens in society are here. We’re all here defending our independence, our country, and it will stay this way,” Zelensky said, standing with his prime minister, chief of staff and other senior aides outside the presidency building.

As Russian forces moved towards Kyiv, Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the draft resolution condemning the country’s invasion was co-sponsored by an “unprecedented” number of United Nations Member States.

“As Russia continues to attack Kyiv, the draft resolution is co-sponsored by an unprecedented number of UN Member States. This proves: the world is with us, the truth is with us, the victory will be ours!.” he tweeted.

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