An MP in Ukraine has criticized US President Joe Biden for not doing enough to help the eastern European country resist Russian aggression, in its second month now.
Mr Biden yesterday met with Ukraine’s top minister in neighboring Poland and had earlier consulted with NATO and EU allies on the conflict. “Don’t think of moving within an inch of NATO territory,” he warned.
He offered assurances to the Ukrainian people in front of an audience and elsewhere, at a time when nearly four million of them had been expelled from their country. “We stand with you,” he said.
However, Ukrainian MP Inna Sovsun tweeted the US President did not say “a word” that would make Ukrainians feel they were getting enough help.
“I will be frank. I did not hear a single word from the US President that would make me, because the Ukrainians feel confident that the West will help us more than it does now (which is not enough). I am glad he convinced Poland, but the bomb exploded in Kyiv, and Kharkiv, not in Warsaw, “Ms Sovsun said in a tweet.
I will be frank.
I’m glad he convinced Poland, but bombs exploded in Kyiv, and Kharkiv, not in Warsaw
– Inna Sovsun (@InnaSovsun) 26 March 2022
More than 3.7 million people have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion a month ago, the UN said. The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said 3,772,599 Ukrainians had left the country – an increase of 46,793 from the previous day’s figure.
About 90 percent of them are women and children. The UN estimates another 6.5 million people are homeless in Ukraine.
In his latest video speech, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reiterated the call for aircraft while urging allies to supply Ukraine with more weapons.
“We need more ammunition. We need it to protect not only Ukraine but other Eastern European countries that Russia has threatened to attack,” he said.
The Russian military has taken control of a city where staff working at the Chernobyl nuclear site live and detained the mayor briefly, sparking protests, Ukrainian officials said.
Elsewhere, Ukrainian troops have recaptured the northeastern city of Trostianets, near the Russian border, one of the first cities taken in the Russian invasion.
With input from AFP