On Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked for further military aid from Western countries to help his country fight against the ongoing Russian invasion.
In press statements, Zelensky also said that his country had endured a war that Russia had prepared for 10 years.
He considered that Moscow threatens all of Europe, not just Ukraine, as it seeks to subjugate Kyiv and then attack neighboring countries.
Zelensky also spoke about the situation in his country, including the likely deaths of “at least tens of thousands” of people in the besieged city of Mariupol.
He warned Russia has no concern for the number of deaths and will stop at nothing unless the international community comes together, including by cutting it off from the international banking system.
“All countries have a right to independence. All cities have a right to live peacefully. All people have a right to not die in a war. This is what we are fighting for. This is what I ask you to join us in as we stand up to Russia.”