Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky urges global leaders to provide defense assistance to Ukraine and help protect its airspace from the “aggressor.”
Zelensky says Russian President Vladimir Putin “has unleashed a war with Ukraine and the entire democratic world.” He adds that the Russian leader “wants to destroy our state, everything that we have built.”
He praises the nation’s soldiers, hailing their courage and urges civilians not to panic.
“We are starting the creation of an anti-Putin coalition,” he says. “I have already urged global leaders to slam Putin with all possible sanctions, offer large-scale defense support and close the airspace over Ukraine for the aggressor.”
“Together we must save Ukraine, save the democratic world, and we will do it,” Zelensky says.