NewsZelensky calls for global unity to stop Russian aggression after Kyiv attack

Zelensky calls for global unity to stop Russian aggression after Kyiv attack

Zelensky calls for global unity to stop Russian aggression after Kyiv attack
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12:11 PM EDT, March 21, 2024

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, following a massive Russian missile attack on Kyiv, stated on Thursday that Russia's aggression could be halted if global partners demonstrate sufficient political will. Dmytro Kuleba, the country's Foreign Minister, has called on the US Congress to release support for Ukraine.

In a message shared on the Telegram app, Zelensky stressed the essential role of international unity in stopping the Russian offensive.

International unity can halt this terror by providing us with air defense systems. Russian forces lack missiles capable of evading Patriots and other top-tier global systems, Zelensky asserted.

He underlined the immediate and nationwide need for defense, spanning from Kyiv to Kharkiv, and from Sumy to Kherson, including Odessa and the Donetsk region. Zelensky believes achieving this is possible if international partners are willing to act decisively.

"Terror always loses"

Zelensky further advocated for demonstrating to Russia that terrorism is doomed to fail and that it must come to terms with a normal existence in Ukraine.

"We must prove that terror always loses. We must show Russia that it will have to adapt to a normal life in Ukraine. We need the support of our partners, and I am thankful for the real assistance provided," said Zelensky.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister seeks support

Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine's Foreign Minister, has appealed to the US Congress to unlock critical aid for the nation.

"Following a night attack on Kyiv, where people were abruptly awakened by missiles, over 30 missiles were intercepted, with falling debris injuring more than 10 individuals. I urge the US Congress to release aid for Ukraine, to save lives, preserve freedom, and combat Russian terrorism," Kuleba posted on his X profile.

Serhiy Popko, head of the Kyiv military city administration, reported that air defenses successfully intercepted approximately 30 missiles, including ballistic types, over the city and its vicinity. "After a 44-day hiatus, the enemy resumed missile attacks on Kyiv, utilizing maneuvering missiles Kh-101, Kh-555, and Kh-55 launched from Tu-95MS strategic bombers, and ballistic missiles from Russian territory," Popko detailed.

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