Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said they are alone in defending their homeland, while the world’s most powerful countries are watching.
Addressing the Ukrainian people on Friday, Zelensky said: “We defend our homeland alone.
The most powerful countries in the world are satisfied with watching from afar. Did yesterday’s sanctions convince Russia? We see it in our skies and earth as insufficient.”
He pointed out that the Russian forces do not differentiate in their attacks between civilian and military targets.
He pointed out that Russia is seeking, through its attacks, to impose pressure on the Ukrainian people and state.
The Ukrainian president likened the Russians’ targeting of Kiev to Nazi Germany’s targeting of it in 1941.
He pointed out that Russia will sooner or later have to sit down with Ukraine in order to stop the war, saying: “The earlier Russia sat down with Ukraine, the less its losses will be.”
In a tweet on Twitter, the Ukrainian president declared his country’s need for “effective international assistance.”
He indicated that he discussed this issue with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda, saying: “We need defensive assistance, in order to put pressure on the aggressors and impose sanctions on them.
We have applied to join the Bucharest Nine Organization, we need to form an anti-war coalition.”
The Bucharest Organization Nine or (Bucharest Coordination) was established on November 4, 2015 in the Romanian capital Bucharest after Russia annexed the Ukrainian Crimea.
At dawn on Thursday, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine, which was followed by angry reactions from several countries in the world and calls for tougher sanctions against Moscow.