Ukrainian President turns down U.S. request to evacuate Kyiv: According to US intelligence, the Russian army is now reaching Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. In such a situation, the US asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to vacate Kiev but he rejected the US offer. According to a report in the news agency, Zelensky has refused US help, saying that he will stand firm against Russia.
A senior US intelligence official told the AP that Zelensky was urged by the US government to evacuate Kiev but turned down the offer. According to the official, Zelensky has said that the fight is here and that they need anti-tank ammunition, not rides.
For the last three days, the Russian army has been attacking Ukraine from all sides. However, it is not yet clear how much of Ukraine is controlled by the Ukrainian army and the Russian army. However, it is clear from many reports that the Russian army has reached the outskirts of the capital Kiev. US defense officials believe the Russian offensive has met with considerable resistance and that Moscow is moving at a slower pace than they imagined, although this may change quickly.