Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said invading Russian forces were preparing a final strike to capture the capital Kiev early Saturday.
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“We cannot lose the capital. I speak to our defenders, men and women, on all fronts: tonight, the enemy will use all his might to breach our defenses in the most despicable, harsh and inhumane way. They attack Will try.” Zelensky made the announcement in a video posted on the website of the President of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian leader said he spoke with several Western leaders during the day, including Joe Biden, Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz.
“I told them of the response that Ukrainians still expect in the face of this aggression. I accepted more help and support. An important help to our state”, he summarized.
“Our main objective is to end this massacre. The losses of the enemy were very significant”, he assured.