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Ukraine President Zelenskyy Told EU leaders 'This Might Be The Last Time You See Me Alive'

Ukraine President Zelenskyy Told EU leaders 'This Might Be The Last Time You See Me Alive'

In a video conference call last night Ukraine President Zelenskyy reportedly told EU members

It's being reported that in a video conference last night, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy allegedly told EU leaders that it could be the last time they 'see me alive'. 

Barak Ravid, who's Diplomatic Correspondent at Walla News, says that 'two sources briefed on the call told me'.

The President told his country’s troops today (25 February) ‘you are all we have’ as he accused other world powers of insufficient reaction to the invasion from Russia.

Zelenskyy called up on the citizens of European countries to protest and demand stronger action from their governments.

He also compared the invasion from Russia to the Second World War.

The UK, USA, and European Union have announced sanctions against Vladimir Putin’s Russia for his incursion into Ukrainian sovereign territory, but many believe that the sanctions against banks, airlines, and even private citizens, don’t go far enough.

Zelenskyy said: "The invasion of Russia into Ukraine is not just an invasion, it's the beginning of the war against Europe.

"Against the unity of Europe. Against basic human rights in Europe. Against all rules of coexistence on the continent. Against the fact that European states refuse to divide borders by force."

He continued: "What are you going to do about it?

"How are you going to defend yourselves if you are so slow helping us in Ukraine?"

Zelenskyy has described himself as the 'number one target'.

Zelenskyy himself has said that he will not leave Kyiv, even though he knows he is a target.

In a video message earlier on Friday, the President said: “[The] enemy has marked me down as the number one target,

“My family is the number two target. They want to destroy Ukraine politically by destroying the head of state.

“I will stay in the capital. My family is also in Ukraine.”

Zelenskyy cut diplomatic ties with Moscow and declared martial law yesterday (24 February) as Vladimir Putin declared a Russian military operation in Ukraine.

137 people are said to have died in the first day of attacks, according to reports made by Sky News, as 100,000 civilians have fled their homes.

Explosions have been heard in the capital Kyiv, as well as incidents of fighting between forces in other cities and towns.

Ukraine has called upon anyone who is able to take up arms in resistance, and has banned men between the ages of 18 to 60 years old from leaving the country.

If you would like to donate to the Red Cross Emergency Appeal, which will help provide food, medicines and basic medical supplies, shelter and water to those in Ukraine, click here for more information.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Russia, World News