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Ukraine not surrendering to Russia: Zelenskiy

Zelenskiy in military uniform

Zelenskiy in military uniform

In a new video posted to Twitter on Saturday morning, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy denied any reports of Ukraine laying down its arms, in a post titled “Do not believe the fakes.”

“I am here. We are not putting down arms. We will be defending our country, because our weapon is truth, and our truth is that this is our land, our country, our children, and we will defend all of this,” he said.

“That is it. That’s all I wanted to tell you. Glory to Ukraine.”

In a separate tweet that morning, he added that he had just spoken with French President Emmanuel Macron.

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“Weapons and equipment from our partners are on the way to Ukraine,” he wrote. “The anti-war coalition is working!”

Myhailo Podoliak, a senior adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said early Saturday that Russian forces had tried to “bring the maximum amount of equipment into the city of Kyiv.”

But, he said, “Currently, the situation in the suburbs and the surrounding area is under control.”

Speaking on Ukrainian television, he said there were “separate sabotage and reconnaissance groups” in the city, but that police and territorial self-defense units “are actively working against them.”

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