Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky has announced that at least 137 Ukrainian soldiers had been killed and 316 soldiers have been wounded since the Russian invasion began early on Thursday. Zelensky in a video message posted on his Facebook page also said other states were â€œafraidâ€ to support Ukraineâ€™s accession to NATO. The countryâ€™s Interior Ministry of Defense also announced on Thursday that all Ukrainian men ages 18 through 60 will be barred from leaving the country. The message reads: â€œThe State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reports that due to the imposition of martial law in Ukraine, the departure of a certain category of citizens from Ukraine is temporarily restricted. â€œIn particular, male citizens of Ukraine aged 18 to 60 are prohibited from leaving Ukraine. â€œSuch a rule will apply for the period of martial law. We ask citizens to take this information into account.â€ This follows the Ukrainian governmentâ€™s decision to give firearms to any citizens who wants to fight Russian troops. The Daily Wire reports that â€œZelensky announced on Thursday morning that he would give weapons to anyone who wanted to defend the country from the full-scale Russian invasion that was launched during the early morning hours, which came at approximately the same time that Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that a â€œspecial military operationâ€ was underway.â€
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