Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has told his people to keep going and fight in his most recent speech, which he gave after he visited a hospital to see injured troops. When the president talked about Ukraine’s fight for life, he said that Sunday was the 18th day of the war. Zelensky said that the latest attack near the Polish border was “an act of aggression.” The head of NATO told people Monday that Russian forces would soon attack their countries after an airstrike hit a Ukrainian military base that was less than 15 miles from the Polish border. He said that Russia fired 30 rockets at the Yavoriv military base on Sunday night. He said that 35 people were killed and 134 people were hurt in the attack.
There have been more than 2,000 deaths in the strategic port city of Mariupol, which has been under siege for a long time.
“If you don’t close our sky, Russian missiles will fall on your land, on NATO land, on the homes of NATO citizens,”
Zelensky said in a video address released shortly after midnight. He urged NATO to put a no-fly zone over his country.
In his speech, Zelenskyy said that Ukraine is supported by other countries. He named Bulgaria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, as well as the Czech Republic, Romania, Poland, and the UK. People are trying to get him and Vladimir Putin to meet. He said that this is a hard path, but this path is needed. He said that some humanitarian corridors had worked during the day, except for the one in Mariupol, which was blocked by Russian troops.
“But we will try again until we can help our people, BEcause they are ours. Our Mariupol. Heroic Mariupol. Ukrainians! People were going through the worst thing in our history at the time. We protect the most important thing we have AND We have to hold on, have to fight. We will also win. I know. I believe that”
There has been a lot of help for Ukraine from Washington and its European allies. They have also put new economic sanctions on Russia. Eastern Ukraine has been hit by more fighting, and this time a US journalist was killed. This is only their second death since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24. He said it was a deliberate attack by the Russian military, and he said it was. Meanwhile, people kept trying to get help to Mariupol; which aid groups say is in the middle of a humanitarian disaster. It had to turn around again on Sunday because the Russians did not stop firing, a city official said. The humanitarian group had been going there.
Zelensky has said that Moscow has blocked and attacked humanitarian convoys; but he said on Sunday that another 125,000 people had been taken out of Ukraine that way. As of now, no ceasefire has been agreed upon by the two sides. Ukrainian and Russian representatives will meet via videoconference on Monday, a Zelensky adviser and a Kremlin spokesman said.