Zelensky asks Eastern European allies for help pressuring Russia

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky is asking the Bucharest 9, a coalition of former Warsaw Pact or SSRs now in the EU that oppose Russian influence over the continent, for help in repelling Moscow’s forces.

Zelensky tweets in Ukrainian and English that he spoke with Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda for “defense aid, sanctions, pressure on the aggressor,” in order to push Russia to the negotiating table.

Duda confirms talks with Zelensky on his own Twitter, but does not confirm any offer of aid. He says Russian drones are bombing residential areas.

“This is an obvious act of terror to break morale, but there is tremendous determination to defend the capital,” he tweets.

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