I Am Here, Won’t Lay Down Any Weapons

Volodymyr Zelensky shot a selfie-style video to vow to remain and combat on.

Kiev, Ukraine:

After Ukrainian forces mentioned that they had repulsed a Russian assault on their capital Saturday, President Volodymyr Zelensky shot a selfie-style video to vow to remain and combat on.

“I am here. We will not lay down any weapons. We will defend our state, because our weapons are our truth,” he declared, denouncing as disinformation claims that he had surrendered or fled.

“A lot of fake information has appeared on the internet saying that I allegedly called on our army to lay down its arms and that evacuation is underway,” he mentioned outdoors his workplace.

Sporting olive inexperienced military-style clothes and searching drained however decided, he declared: “Our truth is that this is our land, our country, our children and we will protect all of this. 

“That is what I needed to let you know. Glory to Ukraine!”

Because the video hit social media platforms, the sounds of explosions and air raid sirens may nonetheless be heard across the capital, because the Russian army declared it had fired air- and sea-based cruise missiles at Ukrainian army targets.

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