As the country faces the threat of a full-scale invasion by Russia, Ukrainian reservists prepare to defend their country. According to reports, members of the territorial defense force based in the country’s capital learn first aid, weapons training and basic defense skills before leaving the base to patrol local areas.
Previously, Ukraine had called up military reservists between the ages of 18 and 60 for service of up to a year. Also, as the situation escalates, the mayor of the Ukrainian capital has imposed a reinforced curfew and ordered citizens to stay at home until Monday morning. Authorities have warned that anyone caught venturing “will be considered a member of Russia’s sabotage groups”.
Earlier on February 23, after learning that Russia was moving troops to the east of the country, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky took the decision to bring reservists back to active duty, which is a further sign that the country was preparing to a possible military confrontation with its neighbour. .
Ukraine agrees to start peace talks with Russia
Earlier on Sunday, it emerged that following a phone call with Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had agreed to start peace talks with Russia. Zelensky’s office informed that he had agreed to send a delegation to a meeting at the Belarusian-Ukrainian border near the Pripyat River. This will be the first talk since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to be held without preconditions.
Amid tensions with the West over the invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russia’s nuclear deterrent forces to be put on high alert. Putin’s order raised the threat of tensions with the West over an attack on Ukraine that could lead to the use of nuclear weapons.
Russia launched attacks on Ukraine on Thursday that quickly spread across the country as Russian forces attacked from three sides by land, sea and air. In the latest update, massive explosions were reported near Kiev, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy promising the country will hold firm.
It is learned that with Russian forces continuing the invasion with street fighting, bombing and missiles, many soldiers have died at the hands of Ukraine and the number is worse than what Moscow thought it would suffer .