Kyiv Braces for Impact: Cease Fire Venue Undecided While Attacks Continue

A damaged residential building at Koshytsa Street, a suburb of Kyiv. Photograph: Daniel Leal/AFP via Getty

Thus far, efforts to discuss a cease fire have failed as Russia and Ukraine have failed to agree on a venue to have discussions. Ukrainian citizens are taking refuge in bomb shelters while other Ukrainian citizens have begun taking up arms. U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said Russia’s offer of talks was an attempt to conduct diplomacy “at the barrel of a gun,” and that President Vladimir Putin’s military must stop bombing Ukraine if it was serious about negotiations.

In a statement on the website, as translated by Google, Zelenskyy said:

“This night will be harder than the day. Many cities of our state are under attack – Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkov. Our guys and girls in Donbass and southern Ukraine. Special attention to Kiev. You can’t lose the capital. The enemy will use all the forces at his disposal to break our resistance. Vile, harsh and not human. That night they will storm Kyiv. We all need to understand what awaits us. Tonight we must endure! The fate of the country decides right now.

The president called on every Ukrainian citizen to stop the enemy whenever possible. “Cover up the special signs that saboteurs leave on the road, which saboteurs leave on houses. Burn enemy vehicles with everything you can!”.

Read more: Kyiv Braces for Assault


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