The Ukrainian President Zelensky reveals his location for a second time defiantly in. 24 hours, vowing ‘we will win this war’ in a video message from. Kyiv’s government quarter. Volodymyr Zelensky said he is ‘not hiding’ and ‘not afraid of anyone’ as he bravely emerged from his bunker last night. In a bold address from his office on Bankova Street, he said he is staying there ‘as long as necessary’ and his team is with him.
True to his word, he posted a second video this morning welcoming the start of Spring in the capital city.
He said: ‘It’s snowing – this is the kind of spring we’re having.
‘Well this spring and war are alike – rough.
‘But it’s fine, we will prevail.’
Zelensky, a former comedian whose wartime leadership has impressed the world, appeared to sign off the message with a wink.
He previously rejected an offer from the US to help him escape, telling President Jo Biden: ‘I need amo not a ride’ in a call likely to go down in history.
Since then, his regular video addresses vowing to stay in. Kyiv have become a focal point of Ukraine’s resistance.
Previous messages appear to have been posted from a bunker or outside of recognizable buildings, but last night’s was the first since the war started that was filmed inside his presidential office.
In an apparent attempt to goad Russia, who have falsely claimed he has fled. Ukraine, he gave his Facebook audience a tour of the palace.
He joked: ‘We used to say Monday, Monday is a hard day.
‘But it is war in our country, so every day is a hard day.’
Zelensky, who is said to have survived a number of assassination attempts, reiterated promises to stay in the besieged capital city until the war is won.
He said: ‘I stay in Kyiv, On Bankova Street.
‘I’m not hiding and I’m not afraid of anyone. As long as it’s necessary to win in our patriotic war.
‘We are all in our places working, where we should be. My team is in Kyiv with me.
‘We are all fighting, we are all contributing to our victory which will surely happen.’
And, in an interview from the palace with ABC News. Zelensky once again appealed to the United States to enforce a no-fly zone.