Written by Staff Writer
25 Feb, 2022 | 4:47 pm
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told his country in an early Friday address that Russian saboteurs had entered the capital Kyiv and that he was Russia’s “number one target.”
The six-minute video published on social media was to inform Ukrainians about the state of their nation at the end of the first day of fighting against Russia after it conducted an early morning invasion on Thursday.
Zelensky, speaking in Ukrainian, said at least 137 Ukrainians, including military personnel and civilians, were killed in the fighting. Another 316 were wounded.
“They kill people and turn peaceful cities into military targets,” he said, refuting the Kremlin’s claim that only military sites were being attacked. “This is vile and will never be forgiven.”
He said that military intelligence indicates that he has been marked by Russia as its number one target and his family as number two as “they want to destroy Ukraine politically by destroying the head of state.”
Despite the threat, he and his family still reside in Ukraine but would not state where they are.
“I stay in the capital, I stay with my people,” he said. “And I will stay in the capital. My family is also in Ukraine. My children are also in Ukraine. My family is not traitors. They are the citizens of Ukraine.”
17 Jul, 2022 | 07:14 PM
10 Jul, 2022 | 08:18 PM
Are you interested in advertising on our website or video channel
Please contact us at [email protected]