Ukrainian officials have instructed civilians to prepare Molotov cocktails to fight off invading Russian troops.
“We urge citizens to inform us of troop movements, to make Molotov cocktails, and neutralize the enemy, ” the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense said on social media, urging citizens to build homemade petrol bombs.
The alert came as the ministry said Russian forces appeared to have infiltrated a residential district of Kyiv.
Videos posted on social media showed Russian tanks driving through Obolon, located just north of downtown Kyiv.
❗️увага— Defence of Ukraine (@DefenceU) February 25, 2022
На Оболоні ворожа ДРГ.
Просимо громадян повідомляти про пересування техніки!
Виготовляти коктейлі «Молотова», знешкоджувати окупанта!
Мирним мешканцям – бути обережними! Не покидати оселі!
“We ask citizens to inform about the movement of equipment! Make Molotov cocktails, neutralize the occupier!” The ministry said in a Twitter post on Friday. “Peaceful residents—be careful! Do not leave the house!”
Anton Gerashchenko, Ukraine’s government adviser, told reporters via text message that Russian forces were attacking the nation’s capital city in the early hours of Friday morning.
“Strikes on Kyiv with cruise or ballistic missiles continued,” he said, CNN reported.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy described himself as Russia’s “number one target.”
“My family is the number two target. They want to destroy Ukraine politically by destroying the head of state,” he said during a televised address on Thursday.
Original Source :newsweek.com