The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, on Monday has urged North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to enforce a no-fly zone over his country or see its member states attacked by Russia.
During his virtual address on Monday, Zelenskyy said, “I reiterate that if you do not close our sky, it is only a matter of time before Russian missiles fall on your territory, on NATO territory, on the homes of citizens of NATO.”
He spoke a day after thirty-five people were killed and more than 130 injured when Russian troops launched airstrikes on a military training ground near the border with NATO member Poland.
The President of Ukraine has also added that he had warned NATO that Russia would begin a war without preventive sanctions and that Moscow would use Nord Stream 2 as a weapon.
He said, “I had warned NATO that without preventive sanctions, Russia would begin a war and that Moscow would use Nord Stream 2 as a weapon.”
As per the report, earlier, Russia claimed that it had killed 180 “foreign mercenaries” in a missile strike on Yavoriv military training ground in western Ukraine. Kyiv, however, denied the report terming it “pure Russian propaganda.”
Meanwhile, Zelenskyy said that special attention was given to the further negotiation process on Ukraine’s EU membership in discussion with European Council President Charles Michel.
President Zelenskyy tweeted, “Regular international talks. With President of the Council @eucopresident, we discussed the issue of increasing financial support for and sanctions pressure on the aggressor. Special attention was paid to the further negotiation process on Ukraine’s EU membership.”
He has also talked to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Petr Fiala, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic and spoke about Ukraine’s struggle against Russia’s aggression.