© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks on the telephone with European Council President Charles Michel within the Donetsk area, Ukraine February 17, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout through REUTERS
KYIV (Reuters) -Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy known as a lot of international leaders on Wednesday as Moscow regarded poised to annex a swath of Ukrainian territory and later thanked them for his or her assist.
Zelenskiy spoke to the leaders of nations together with Britain, Canada, Germany and Turkey to press calls for for extra army support and harder sanctions on Moscow after what Kyiv and the West denounced as unlawful sham referendums in 4 partially occupied provinces on Ukraine.
“Thanks all in your clear and unequivocal assist. Thanks all for understanding our place,” Zelenskiy stated in a late-night video deal with.
“Ukraine can not and won’t tolerate any makes an attempt by Russia to grab any a part of our land.”
The USA stated it was working with allies and companions to impose extreme financial prices on Moscow, and the European Union’s govt proposed new sanctions.
After talking to British Prime Minister Liz Truss, Zelenskiy tweeted that “defence and monetary support to Ukraine have to be enhanced in response”.
In one other name, Zelenskiy gained a promise from German Chancellor Olaf Scholz that Berlin’s monetary, political and humanitarian assist for Ukraine wouldn’t waver.
Scholz additionally stated Germany would proceed to again Ukraine in defending its sovereignty and territorial integrity, together with weapons deliveries, a German authorities spokesperson stated.