Volodymyr Zelenskyy has criticised NATO for stopping working to enforce a no-fly zone over Ukraine.In a strongly worded, psychological speech, the president told the alliance: "Starting from today everyone who passes away will pass away because of you also, because of your weak point, because of your disunity."
Mr Zelenskyy likewise declared that the lack of a no-fly zone has successfully "okayed for the barrage of Ukrainian cities and towns".
NATO warns of 'more deaths'
NATO has been dealing with fresh calls to impose a no-fly zone after Russian soldiers launched a "harmful" attack on Europe's largest nuclear reactor - however leaders eliminated the intro of such measures at a summit on Friday.The alliance's secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, fears it would elevate the danger of a broader war in Europe as NATO planes would have to shoot down Russian aircraft.
NATO summit was 'weak and lost', Zelenskyy states
In a video message released on Friday night, Mr Zelenskyy suggested that the lack of a no-fly zone shows not all NATO members "think about the fight for the flexibility of Europe its primary top priority".Explaining Friday's summit as "weak" and "lost", he added: "For nine days we've seen an extreme war. Our cities are being destroyed, our people and kids, houses, churches, schools are being shot. Everything that offers typical people's life is being shot."
Ukraine intrusion: What took place on day 9
Mr Stoltenberg states NATO is increasing assistance for Ukraine, but cautioned stepping in straight might make the situation even worse.He said: "We have a duty to prevent this war from escalating beyond Ukraine because that would be much more hazardous, more devastating and would cause a lot more human suffering.'Boris Johnson has likewise suggested that a no-fly zone isn't a practical alternative, with the prime minister warning: "The UK would be engaged in shooting down Russian planes that's not something we can do."
NATO - 'More death, more damage'
West criticised for taking no-fly zone off the table.
The RAF's former commander of operations has actually criticised Western leaders for opposing a no-fly zone.
Former Air Marshal Greg Bagwell said he completely identified "all the dangers" such action brings, but stated taking the choice off the table "simply makes the job of the bad guy much easier".He informed the PA news agency that NATO does not necessarily need to be the organisation that enforces a no-fly zone.
Air Marshal Bagwell said: "I was disappointed to see that everybody immediately turned this into NATO versus Russia." Most no-fly zones I'm mindful of, and I've flown on, have actually been under UN Security Council mandates or resolutions."He added: "The reason why I believe it has actually got to be UN is I believe it requires that universal mandate. This is not a binary battle between [Vladimir Putin] and NATO. This is him versus the world."The former RAF leader likewise said that the regards to a no-fly zone should be detailed openly and made "crystal clear" - including that any Russian aircraft, flying in Ukrainian airspace, would be thought about hostile and shot down.This would permit humanitarian aid to be securely flown into Ukraine.
Zelenskyy requires European support
Demonstrations take place in cities across Europe.
Demonstrations condemning Russia's intrusion of Ukraine have happened in cities across the continent - Paris, Prague, Lyon and Frankfurt amongst them.
Mr Zelenskyy addressed with the protesters in a video, where he asked crowds not to be quiet about what was happening in his nation.Speaking through a translator, he stated: "Don't disregard on this. Come out and support Ukraine as much as you can. If we fall, you will fall.
" And if we win, and I'm sure we'll win, this will be the triumph of the whole democratic world, this will be the victory of our freedom, this will be the victory of light over darkness, of freedom over slavery." And if we win, we will become as blossoming as Europe. And Europe will be growing more than ever." All of you are Ukrainians today, thank you for this."