The President of UkraineAccording to Volodymyr Zhelensky, his country will not heed Russia’s final warning to hand over the strategic Russian city of Mariupol, for which Russian forces must destroy the Ukrainian people.
“Ukraine can not fulfill the final warning. We can not do it physically. How can this be done? They must remove all of us, and then their final warning will be fulfilled automatically,” Zhelensky told the European media, the excerpt of which was released by Ukrainian Digital. ObschestvennoyeUkrinform report.
The President of Ukraine stated: “For example, give us Kharkiv, give us Mario, give us Kiev. Neither Mariupol nor the people of Kiev can do this.”
Even in cities already occupied by Russians such as Melitopol or Berdyansk, “When they (Russian troops) come in, people will not give up. The Russians raise the flag and the people lower it. They killed a man, yes, the people disappeared, but at night they came out and lowered the flag again. What do they want? Destroy all of us? The final warning can only be heeded when we are no longer here, ”said the Ukrainian head of state.
The port city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine is at the center of the war with Russia, which has been under siege for several days and will last a long time.
About 400,000 people have been stranded in Mariupol for more than two weeks amid heavy shelling, which has cut off central electricity, heating and water supplies, local sources said.
This Sunday, Russia called on Ukrainian forces to surrender and leave Mariupol “unarmed.” Kiev Called “illusion”.
On Monday, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said he would “protect” the Mariupol opposition, which has been bombed for several days by the Russians, and other cities such as Dnipro, Kyiv and Odessa from intensifying attacks against them.
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