In a new video posted to Twitter on Saturday, 26 February, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky denied any reports of Ukraine laying down its arms, in a post titled “Do not believe the fakes.”
“I am here. We are not putting down arms. We will be defending our country, because our weapon is truth, and our truth is that this is our land, our country, our children, and we will defend all of this,” he said.
Meanwhile, Russia vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that condemned its attack on Ukraine and demanded the immediate withdrawal of its troops.
This was expected as Russia holds veto power as a permanent member of the UN Security Council. Eleven of the council’s 15 members voted for the motion while China, India and the United Arab Emirates abstained.