‘Ukraine wants peace’
In a nationally televised address late at night, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukraine wanted peace, but declared: “We are not afraid” and “will not let anyone”.
Kyiv needs “clear and effective supportive actions” from its international partners, he said.
“It is very important to see who our true friend and partner is, and who will continue to frighten the Russian Federation with words alone,” he added.
At an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council, US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield dismissed Russia’s claims that the military would take on a “peacekeeping” role, saying: “We know that.” what they really are”.
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