Yesterday, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy released a blistering statement calling out his so-called NATO allies for “watching from afar” as citizens of Kyiv are forced to defend themselves against a brutal invasion by Putin’s army.
President Zelenskyy lashed out at Joe Biden and other NATO leaders who imposed sanctions on Russia which have so far, done little to deter the former KGB agent from his inhumane attempt to steal Ukraine from its citizens.
“This morning we are defending our state alone. Like yesterday, the world’s most powerful forces are watching from afar.”
Daily Mail reports – A brave Ukrainian citizen has been pictured standing up to Putin’s troops by trying to block a Russian military convoy – in scenes reminiscent of Tiananmen Square’s ‘tank man’ blocking Chinese forces in 1989.
Footage thought to have been filmed in the south of the country close to Crimea, emerged as Russia’s military bared down on Kyiv today in an apparent bid to seize the capital and ‘decapitate’ the government in the hopes of bringing a swift victory.
But Putin’s men seemed set to face bloody street-to-street fighting as Ukrainian troops tasked with the city’s defense began setting up defensive positions across highways, on bridges, and on street corners with gunfire and explosions heard in the center of the capital.
Russian forces will also have to contend with armed civilians as Ukraine’s forces began handing out tens of thousands of rifles to whoever was willing to take one along with Molotov cocktails – encouraging people to make their own and hurl them at ‘the occupiers’.
President Zelensky hit out at Western governments for leaving his forces to face the Russians alone, while urging any European willing to defend the country to come and join in the defense. He also ordered his military to admit anyone of any age willing to lay down their lives in defense of the country.
Ukrainian troops were using armored vehicles and snowplows to defend Kyiv and limit movement and said Russian spies were seeking to infiltrate the city. A truck was pictured riddled with bullets and bodies scattered around it, with Ukraine saying the men were Russian ‘saboteurs’ dressed in Ukrainian uniforms that it had killed.