The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, has said that he is in Kyiv and is not afraid. The statement came amid the Russian troops intensifying shelling in various Ukrainian cities. Russian forces are keep getting closer to the capital Kyiv from the northern and western sides.
Mr Zelenskyy has released a video on his official Instagram, “I stay in Kyiv. On Bankova Street. I am not hiding. And I am not afraid of anyone.”
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He said that e would do as much as it takes to “win this patriotic war.”
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, a former comic character, became President of Ukraine in time to witness the gravest standoff between the Kremlin and Western powers since the end of the Cold War more than 30 years ago.
Since Russia started its invasion of Ukraine on February 24, the Ukrainian President has reportedly survived three assassination attempts. As per the reports, the plots were foiled after Ukrainian officials were alerted about them.
Russia on Monday has made an announcement on the opening up corridors to evacuate civilians from Ukraine cities under attack. But Ukraine has refused to evacuate civilians to Russia as four of Moscow’s six proposed corridors led to Russia or its ally Belarus.
Mr Zelenskyy has also blamed the Russian army of targeting civilians trying to flee.
“There was an agreement on humanitarian corridors. Did that work? Russian tanks worked in its place, Russian Grads (multiple rocket launchers), Russian mines,” Zelensky said.