Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has turned down a US offer to move out of the capital, Kyiv, saying they need ammunition to fight and not “vehicles to get through.” Zelensky also resolved to fight to save his country from the Russian invasion.
He told the people of Ukraine that the capital was still under their control and that the country’s forces had successfully responded to enemy forces. According to Ukraine’s embassy in Britain, Zelensky told the US: “The fighting is taking place here. I want ammunition and not advice…” The people of Ukraine are proud of their president, CNN reported on Saturday, citing the embassy’s tweet.
Zelensky said in a video on Saturday not to pay attention to the fake news and he was still in Kyiv. He said, “I am here. We haven’t laid down weapons. We will defend our country because the truth is our weapon and our truth is that it is our land, our country, our children and we will protect them all.”
Zelensky (44) said, “That’s what I want to say to you. Glory to Ukraine.” US State Department reached Ned Price said on Thursday that Zelensky was Russia’s main target.
19 civilians killed in shelling in Donetsk
Local authorities in Ukraine claim 19 civilians were killed and 73 wounded in Russian shelling in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region on Saturday. According to the Interfax news agency, according to the latest developments in the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, Russian soldiers are also targeting Ukrainian citizens.
The news agency Interfax quoted local Ukrainian official Pavel Kirilenko as saying 19 civilians were killed and 73 wounded in Russian shelling on Saturday. The incident took place in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. The Donetsk region is a separatist region of Ukraine. Russia has already declared this region as an independent nation.
Significantly, Russian troops entered the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Saturday after overnight blasts and street riots and the conflict has now intensified. Meanwhile, Ukrainians are now looking for underground shelters as the conflict escalates. Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has refused to accept the US offer to leave and insisted that he stay in the capital. “The battle is on here,” he said. Ukrainian officials reported some success in stopping Russian attacks.