"Everyone is scared. No one answered": Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy
President Volodymyr said he asked 27 countries about the possibility of Ukraine joining NATO, but none answered. He knows he is Russia's number one target.
In a speech on Thursday night, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy said he asked 27 European countries about the prospect of Ukraine joining NATO. “Everyone is scared. No one answered.”
Zelenskiy to stay in Kyiv
Zelenskiy encouraged Ukrainian citizens to be vigilant in the fight against this war and assured them that Ukrainian forces are doing all that they can. He vowed to stay in the capital to continue the fight against the Russian forces.
“I am still in the capital. My family is in Ukraine, my children, too,” said president Zelenskiy. He stated that he is enemy target number one and his family, enemy target number two.
Putin wants to take down Ukraine's government
Finance ministers from the European Union were meeting to come up with some new sanctions, which included asset freezes that directly targeted Putin. Officials in the U.S. believe that Russia’s main goal is to take down Zelenskiy and his government.
Zelenskiy said that they are prepared to have talks with Russia, even about neutrality, which was one of Moscow’s pre-war demands, but Russia will not hold talks until the Ukraine military puts down its defenses.
Putin claims that Ukraine is illegitimate and the citizens of Ukraine see this as an attempt to erase their history. Putin’s plan is to remove Ukraine’s leaders and disarm their military.
Traffic jams and mobs continue as citizens attempt to flee. There has been a video circulating in Ukraine of a Russian warship ordering a Ukrainian Black Sea station to surrender. The reply was simple: “Go F**k yourself”. There were 13 guards killed there. Zelenskiy mentioned them in his speech, saying they would be honored posthumously as heroes. He also recognized the 137 citizens who died today in the attacks, calling them heroes as well.