Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the invading Russian army was preparing to launch a final offensive to seize the capital, Kiev, during the early hours of Saturday.
“We cannot lose the capital. I speak to our defenders, men and women on all fronts: Tonight, the enemy will use all his strength to breach our defenses in the most brutal, cruel and inhumane way. They will try to attack.” Zelensky announced in a video posted on the Ukrainian presidential website.
The Ukrainian leader said he spoke during the day with several Western leaders, including Joe Biden, Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Schultz.
He concluded: “I explained to them the response that the Ukrainians still expect in the face of this aggression. I accepted more help and support. Great help for our country.”
He stressed, “Our main goal is to end this massacre. The enemy’s losses were very important.”
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