Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday morning published a video clip on his Twitter account, promising that his country would not relent in its fight against Russia's attacks.
"Good morning to all my fellow Ukrainians," Zelensky began. "There is a lot of fake information on the internet now, [claiming that] I am calling for our army to lay down its arms, and that an evacuation is underway."
"Well, I'm here. We will not lay down any weapons. We will defend our state, because our weapon is our truth. Our truth is that this is our land, our country, our children. And we will defend all this.
"That's what I wanted to tell you," he concluded. "Glory to Ukraine."
On Thursday night, Zelensky said in a video conference call with EU leaders that this "may be the last time" they will see him alive.
Just prior to the conference, Zelensky said that Russia "made me as the number one enemy of their nation, and my family the number two enemy."