The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who is in Warsaw, Poland was told today that “You’re afraid but World War III has started.”
Ukrainian journalist Daria Kaleniuk who attended a press conference in Warsaw broke down in tears on Tuesday over the UK’s plans to help Ukraine over Russian aggression.
Kaleniuk said quite a few of her colleagues remained in Ukraine and were now growing afraid Russian troops would “shoot them.”
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She called on the UK and NATO allies to help Ukraine and impose a “no-fly zone” over the country to stop Russia from carrying out further air strikes on civilian targets.
Kaleniuk told the British Prime Minister, “Most of my family, most of my team members are still in Ukraine, in Kyiv, in Lviv.
“A woman from my team is now Berezivka and she’s there with two kids.
“The Russian military is over there and she’s so much afraid that she will be shot. Kharkiv, the city were I was studying, was bombed today.
“You’re talking about the stoicism of the Ukrainian people but Ukrainian women and children are in deep fear because of bombs and missiles coming from the sky.”
She continued, “The Ukrainian people are desperately asking for the West to protect our Sky.
“We’re asking for a no-fly zone, we’re told it will trigger World War 3. But is the alternative, Mr Prime Minister?
“Observe our children protecting NATO from missiles and bombs instead of playing? What’s the alternative to the no-fly zone?
“We have planes here, we have a defence system in Poland, in Romania, NATO has this air defence – at least this defence could shield west Ukraine so that this children and women could come to the border.
“It’s impossible now to cross the border, there’s 30km of lines. Imagine crossing a border with a baby or with two children.”
Kaleniuk added, “Britain guaranteed our security under the Budapest memorandum, so you’re coming to Poland, not to Kyiv.
“You’re not coming to Lviv because you’re afraid, because NATO is not willing to defend. Because NATO is afraid of World War 3 but it’s already started.
“And these are Ukrainian children there taking the hit.”
Ukrainian government have confirmed on Tuesday that Belarus has now invaded Ukraine as Belarusian troops have crossed the northern border.
“Belarusian troops have entered Chernihiv region, Suspilne Chernihiv,” said with reference to Vitaliy Kyrylov, a representative of the regional department of the Pivnich (North) territorial defense.
“Belarusian troops have entered Chernihiv region.
“Vitaliy Kyrylov, a representative of the regional department of the Pivnich (North) territorial defense, confirmed the information to Suspilny. More details later,” the Suspilne Chernihiv said in Telegram.