Ukraine fighting alone, President plea for western help
Published: 15:37 25 February 2022 Updated: 15:55 25 February 2022
Photo: Volodymyr Zelenski
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President Volodymyr Zelenski has called on Russia to suspend its military operations in Ukraine, and also called on the West to help Ukraine.
Zelensky made the appeal in a video addressing citizens at 7:30 a.m. local time in Kiev on Friday (February 25th), the BBC reported.
'We are defending our country alone this morning too,' he said. Like yesterday, the most powerful forces in the world are watching from afar.
'Has Russia been affected by yesterday's sanctions? The sound we hear in the sky and what we see on the ground is not enough.'
Zelensky further asked, 'Who can guarantee Ukraine membership of NATO?' Everyone is scared.
Russian troops have entered the capital, Kiev, with weapons, prompting citizens to warn of a curfew.
Zelensky said that he is at the top of Russia's target list, adding that he and his family would remain in Ukraine. He added that they (Russia) want to destroy Ukraine politically by assassinating the head of state.
The situation is tense in the cities of Ukraine. Citizens have taken shelter in various underground installations as part of the precaution.
Meanwhile, the BBC quoted Ukrainian authorities as saying that Russia had already taken control of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Chernobyl is located in northern Ukraine, 80 miles north of Kiev.
On April 26, 1986, a huge explosion occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. At the time, the power plant was operated by the former Soviet Union. 31 people died instantly in that incident. It is considered to be the most horrific nuclear accident in human history.
Ukraine's President has warned that if Russia continues its invasion, such incidents could happen again.
Last Thursday, the Russian president ordered a military operation in Ukraine. Later there were reports of attacks in different cities. Russia has denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating that they are only razing the military installations in Ukraine.
Friday marks the second day of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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