At least 137 killed during Russia’s first invasion. zilenskyy
On Friday, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zilenskyy stated that at least 137 civilians as well as soldiers were killed during Russia’s first invasion in Ukraine.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in a video message shared preliminary data about the death toll. He stated that “enemy groups of sabotage” had entered Kyiv capital and asked the public to be vigilant.
President Volodymyr asked Ukrainians for help to defend their country. He said weapons would also be available to anyone willing to fight.
According to the Ukrainian military, it claimed that it had destroyed four Russian tanks in Kharkiv, 50 troops in Lugansk, the region split by Russia, and also shot down six Russian warplanes.
Zelensky claimed that Russia now has a “new iron curtain” against the rest, as in the Cold War. Later, he added that Russia was “left alone”.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin launched a dawn invasion by land and sea, targeting Europe for the first time since the Second World War. While pleading for the surrender of the Ukrainian army, he stated that the operation was designed to protect “subjected by genocide” in Kyiv.
Putin warned the West not to intervene and reminded them of Russia’s nuclear weapons.
Russian missiles were fired at several Ukrainian cities by armored vehicles and columns containing troops. They crossed the borders of Russia and Belarus to their east and north and also from the Azov Sea, Crimea, and Black Sea to the south.
On Thursday, US President Joe Biden placed sanctions on Russia following the attack on Ukraine.