Midlands Teacher Originally From Ukraine Says Her Country Needs Help

Explosions have been heard in the capital Kyiv.

It's understood more aid and weapons will be sent to Ukraine, as its fight against a Russian invasion enters its third day.

Explosions have been heard in the capital Kyiv, which's one of four cities now under attack:

Ukraine's President, Volodymyr Zelensky, has addressed his country in a video from Kyiv and has urged his troops not to put down their weapons.

A senior American official has claimed the President rejected US assistance to evacuate him.

On the diplomatic stage, China - considered a friend to Russia - abstained from a vote at the UN last night.

Moscow vetoed a resolution, condemning the invasion.

Appearing in a video this morning Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, addressed his people:

Tatina, a teacher from the Ukraine, who is living in the midlands, says her home country needs help: 

NATO's secretary general Jens Stoltenberg says Europe's security is facing a "new normal" - and more forces are being deployed on land, sea and in the sky to protect its member nations around Ukraine.

He's called on Russia to withdraw.

Kira Rudik is a Ukrainian MP and says she's taught herself to use a weapon to help in the fight against Russia:

Former Taoiseach and EU Ambassador to the United States, John Bruton, says the sanctions imposed on Russia won't have a big impact:

A protest will take place outside the Russian Embassy in Dublin today over the country's invasion of Ukraine.

It's being orgainsed by the Labour Party, which's among those calling on the government to expel the Russian Ambassador to Ireland.

Protesters will gather outside the embassy at 1 o'clock this afternoon.

Meanwhile, Twitter's joined Facebook in taking action against Russia, as it continues its invasion of Ukraine.

It's temporarily pausing advertising in both countries.

Meta - the parent company of Facebook - announced it was barring Russian state media from running ads on its platforms.

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