Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed his dissatisfaction towards the US and his western allies on Friday claiming that Ukraine is left alone to fight the Russian invasion.
The Ukrainian army lost Chernobyl to Russia late on Thursday and at least 130 Ukrainians were reported dead, according to a report by news agency AFP.
When Russian president Vladimir Putin declared war on Ukraine on Thursday, Ukraine Foreign Minister said Kyiv will defend and win.
Putin warned, “Whoever would try to stop us and further create threats, to our people, should know that Russia’s response will be immediate and lead you to such consequences that you have never faced in your history.”
Ukraine’s allies – NATO, the United States of America and other world powers, in the meantime, ruled out sending troops to Kyiv and rather pledged to send financial and technical support to Ukraine. to help it defend itself from Russian aggression. Zelensky said on Friday:
We have been left alone to defend our state. Who is ready to fight alongside us? I don’t see anyone. Who is ready to give Ukraine a guarantee of NATO membership? Everyone is afraid.
Zelensky said that 137 Ukrainians, including troops and civilians, died due to Russian aggression. More than 300 people were injured, the president further added.
Zelensky said that he remains Russia’s target number one and maintained that he will remain in Ukraine with his family.
His concerns were echoed by some US lawmakers on Thursday who urged the Biden administration to help Ukraine with weapons along with announcing strict financial sanctions on Russia.
Retired United States Navy admiral James Stavridis, who also served as NATO chief, urged the Biden administration to bolster NATO’s strength in eastern Europe to thwart any further plans of Russian aggression.