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US said ready to evacuate Zelensky to safety, but Ukraine leader refusing to go

The US  is ready to help Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky leave Kyiv to avoid being captured or killed by advancing Russian forces, the Washington Post reports, citing American and Ukrainian officials.

However, Zelensky is refusing to leave the city or the country.

The report says the US is concerned about maintaining continuity of government in Ukraine and worried that if captured, he could be forced into concessions.

Zelensky put out a video early Saturday to say he was still in Kyiv and warned that Russia wanted to kill him.

 

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