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Ukrainian President Zelenskyy to remain in Kyiv as Russian forces surround capital

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As fighting increases near Ukraine’s capital city of Kyiv, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said he will stay in Kyiv with the understanding that doing so puts his safety at risk. Friday morning, Russia claimed it had taken Kyiv’s airport, cutting the city off from the West.

The United Nations estimates 50,000 Ukrainians have fled the country, and that same number are believed to have evacuated from their homes.

An official decree has banned men aged 18-60 from leaving Ukraine. Residents remaining in one part of Kyiv have been told to stay inside and make Molotov cocktails.

As the situation in Ukraine unfolds, Biden has reiterated that US troops will not go to Ukraine. However, 7,000 troops have been deployed to Germany. It’s expected they will be part of NATO’s Response Force when it is activated.

President Joe Biden attended a special NATO meeting Friday morning about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Russia has shattered peace on the European continent. What we have warned against for months has come to pass, despite all our efforts to find a diplomatic solution,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. “We condemn Russia’s aggressions in the strongest possible terms. And call on Russia to immediately cease its military action.”

[annie on-cam]

RUSSIA IS NOW REPORTING IT HAS TAKEN OVER KIEV’S AIRPORT.. CUTTING OFF UKRAINE’S CAPITAL CITY FROM THE WEST.. VARIOUS OUTLETS REPORTING INTELLIGENCE EXPERTS SAY KIEV COULD FALL FRIDAY.  

TAKE SOT- ANTONY BLINKEN

022422 Bliken Nightly News Tagboard

(2:22-2:27)

2/24/22

<<”david muir:  You’re convinced Putin’s going to overthrow this government.SECRETARY BLINKEN:  I’m convinced he’s going to try to do that.”>>

 

UKRAINE MOLOTOV COCKTAIL POST

UKRAINE’S DEFENSE MINISTRY TOOK TO FACEBOOK FRIDAY MORNING.. TELLING PEOPLE IN THE CAPITAL CITY TO STAY INSIDE AND MAKE MOLOTOV COCKTAILS.

 

Ukraine FM Tweet WWII

ITS FOREIGN MINISTER— TWEETING THE “Last time our capital experienced anything like this was in 1941 when it was attacked by Nazi Germany.” https://twitter.com/DmytroKuleba/status/1497058048430460934?s=20&t=I8ZLs6NCCq-VZgey4iqDWg 

 

AP8734309077.mp4 (1:16-1:19)

THE DEATH TOLL.. ALREADY WELL OVER A HUNDRED UKRAINIANS.

 

NAT POP- 022522 ZELENSKYY ADDRESS 

 

Kiev area shelling AP59058883

AND UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT SAYS DESPITE FIGHTING JUST MILES AWAY… 

022522 Zelenskyy Source- Ukrainian Presidential Office

HE’S STAYING PUT..AXIOS REPORTING HE TOLD EU LEADERS

[fs quote] https://twitter.com/BarakRavid/status/1497214423756197889 

 “THIS might be the last time you see me alive” DURING A VIDEO CALL THURSDAY NIGHT

 

AP8734309077.mp4 (2:07-2:15)

AS ARE MEN UNDER 60…AN OFFICIAL DECREE FROM UKRAINE BANNING THEM FROM LEAVING THE COUNTRY.

 

Ukraine video Source Ukraine Interior Ministry

PRESIDENT ZELENSKYY IS ALSO ASKING DOCTORS AND NURSES TO REMAIN

 

NAT POP- 022522 ZELENSKYY ADDRESS (just a different spot)

 

AP6508261198.mp4

BUT ALREADY THERE ARE REPORTS ABOUT A HUNDRED THOUSAND UKRAINIANS HAVE EVACUATED..

AP3666890100.mp4

.LEADING TO A HOURS LONG WAITS AT VARIOUS BORDER CROSSINGS.

AP3666890100.mp4 (about around 1:35)

HUMANITARIAN GROUPS ARE NOW WORKING ON A RESPONSE… INCLUDING THE U-S

 

WHITE HOUSE – 022122GettyImages-1371970795

 WHERE THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THEY ARE OPEN TO ACCEPTING REFUGEES… IF THEY WANT TO COME HERE.  

 

US Troops Land in the Baltics Source NATO

AND NOW…7 THOUSAND U-S TROOPS ON THEIR WAY TO GERMANY..

 

US Troops Land in the Baltics Source NATO (:37ish)

PUTTING THE NUMBER OF TROOPS SENT TO EUROPE THIS MONTH AT ABOUT 12 THOUSAND. 

 

Nato Response Force Source: NATO or US Troops Land in the Baltics Source NATO (:56ish)

ALL OF THEM  LIKELY TO HELP WITH THE NATO RESPONSE GROUP WHEN THAT IS ACTIVATED.

 

02522 Nato Meeting (1:47 shows Biden dialed in, or 1:51 has a close up of him)

BOTH PRESIDENT BIDEN AND VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS MET WITH NATO FRIDAY MORNING. 

 

TAKE SOT-  Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General

022522 Jens Stoltenberg NATO Secretary General Source: NATO

2/25/22

(:29-:43/ :55-1:05)

Russia has shattered peace on the European continent. What we have warned against for months has come to pass, despite all our efforts to find a diplomatic solution./We condemn Russia’s aggressions in the strongest possible terms. And call on Russia to immediately cease its military action.

 

US Troops Land in the Baltics Source NATO (1:48ish)

BIDEN HAS PROMISED NO U-S TROOPS WILL GO INTO UKRAINE. 

 

Russian embassy dc tagboard

Here in d-c.. Protests in front of the russian embassy are already underway…  

 

[closing gfx- wh]

Straight from dc i’m aa

 

As fighting increases near Ukraine’s capital city of Kyiv, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said he will stay in Kyiv with the understanding that doing so puts his safety at risk. Friday morning, Russia claimed it had taken Kyiv’s airport, cutting the city off from the West.

The United Nations estimates 50,000 Ukrainians have fled the country, and that same number are believed to have evacuated from their homes.

An official decree has banned men aged 18-60 from leaving Ukraine. Residents remaining in one part of Kyiv have been told to stay inside and make Molotov cocktails.

As the situation in Ukraine unfolds, Biden has reiterated that US troops will not go to Ukraine. However, 7,000 troops have been deployed to Germany. It’s expected they will be part of NATO’s Response Force when it is activated.

President Joe Biden attended a special NATO meeting Friday morning about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Russia has shattered peace on the European continent. What we have warned against for months has come to pass, despite all our efforts to find a diplomatic solution,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. “We condemn Russia’s aggressions in the strongest possible terms. And call on Russia to immediately cease its military action.”

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