Russo-Ukrainian War Updates: Kiev placed under strict curfew to allow for ‘more effective defense of the capital’ as happened
Prominent Ukrainians ask for more help
One of the major criticisms in the defense of Ukraine is that Western nations are not doing enough and prominent Ukrainians are now making their voices heard.
In addition to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko and his brother Vladimir, the two former boxing champions made their appeals, as did former President Petro Poroshenko.
Mr Poroshenko was in power before Mr Zelensky and said this war was not just about Ukraine.
“We have to understand that this war is not about Ukraine,” he said.
“This war is about you, our dear partners, the West, the free world.
“Because everyone knows that no one knows where tomorrow Putin will appear. And that’s why your help, your effective contradiction to Putin’s aggression is vital for us, Ukraine.”
Mr Poroshenko then refuted Russian claims that there had been no casualties and said in fact there were thousands as he appealed for more help.
“A significant number of Russian tanks that have been destroyed in the last 72 hours are due to your help. Please increase your help.”
Mr Poroshenko then showed a gun he had on his person as he vowed to help defend Ukraine.
His comments followed those of Vladimir Klitschko, as Kiev entered a curfew.
The former world heavyweight boxing champion on Saturday appealed to the world to end the conflict in his native Ukraine and avert a humanitarian catastrophe.
“I address the whole world to stop this war that Russia has started,” Vladimir said in a video uploaded.
“There is no time to wait because this will lead to a humanitarian catastrophe.
“You must act now to stop Russian aggression with everything you can get now. In an hour, or tomorrow, it will be too late.”