Volodymyr Zelenskiy has invited Ukraine’s ‘friends’ to join the fight against Russia’s assault, adding that weapons would be provided for them. Earlier in the day, the Ukrainian president clarified that Ukraine was not surrendering. ‘I’m here. We won’t lay down our arms. We will defend our state,’ he said in a video posted on social media.
Fierce fighting broke out in Kyiv as Russian forces failed to push their way towards the city centre from multiple directions in the early hours of Saturday