President of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskyy after the shelling of Vinnytsia by the invaders: Close the sky over Ukraine, it is your humanitarian duty

6 March 2022 - 16:02

After the rocket attack by Russian troops on Vinnytsia, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy once again called on Western countries to close the airspace over our country for Russian aircraft and missiles.

“I’ve just heard the report on the missile strike at Vinnytsia. 8 missiles. Against our city, against our peaceful Vinnytsia, which has never posed a threat to Russia. In any way. A brutal, cynical missile strike has completely destroyed the airport,” the Head of State emphasized in his urgent address.

The President stressed that the invaders continue to destroy Ukrainian infrastructure and residential buildings.

“We repeat everyday: “Close the sky over Ukraine!”. Close it for all Russian missiles, Russian combat aircraft, for all these terrorists. Make a humanitarian air zone. Without rockets, without air bombs. We are people and it is your humanitarian duty to protect us, protect people. And you can do it,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged.

“If you do not do that, if you at least do not give us aircraft for us to be able to protect ourselves, there can be only one conclusion: You also want us to be slowly killed. This is also the responsibility of the world's politicians, Western leaders,” the Head of State added.