..Ukrainian President feels deceived and now prepared to surrender to Russia
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky complained that he had been “left alone” by the west and that NATO leaders were “afraid” as he considers signing a ‘neutrality deal’ with Russia that would bring an end to the attack.
Multiple loud blasts were heard again overnight in Kiev as the fighting raged on, with cruise or ballistic missiles hitting numerous targets around the capital.
The White House says Russian forces are now a mere 20 miles from Kiev.
During a speech made from what appeared to be a bunker President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed his anger at western leaders, complaining that he had been “left behind” to face Putin’s war machine alone.
“They’re killing people and turning peaceful cities into military targets. It’s foul and will never be forgiven,” said Zelensky.
“We have been left alone to defend our state. Who is ready to fight alongside us? I don’t see anyone. Who is ready to give Ukraine a guarantee of NATO membership? Everyone is afraid,” he added.
“I asked them – are you with us?” Zelensky said. “They answered that they are with us, but they don’t want to take us into the alliance. I’ve asked 27 leaders of Europe, if Ukraine will be in NATO, I’ve asked them directly – all are afraid and did not respond.”
Zelensky says Russian forces plan to kill him and his family, which is why he may be preparing to sign what’s being described as a “neutrality deal,” or in others words, surrender to Russia.
“We are not not afraid of Russia, we are not afraid to talk with Russia, talk about everything: security guarantees for our country and a neutral status,” he remarked.
As part of Vladimir Putin’s “red line,” the Kremlin has demanded that Ukraine adopt neutral status, which means refusing to host “offensive weapons” inside the country.