Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called for people with military experience to “join the defence of Ukraine” and asked for blood donations to help wounded soldiers.
According to a live translation, he said: “Everyone who has military experience who can join the defence of Ukraine has to come to the military offices of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
“Please keep yourself updated on the information. We have wounded soldiers in hospitals that require blood donations, please join and donate your blood.
“We carry out serious work on the defence and every enterprise, every business person needs to help. Please look after your workers, your employees.
“All people should have all the necessary facilities and goods. The bank system of Ukraine has got the resources to protect this state, to protect the interests of Ukrainian nationals.
“I’m grateful to all the politicians who support Ukraine and defend our sovereignty.”