Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine, has denied claims that he was preparing to surrender to Russian soldiers.
The suggestions, according to Zelensky, are a “childish provocation.”
According to CNN, a banner on a Ukrainian newscast stated that Zelensky was urging his people to lay down their arms.
In a video statement, Zelensky stated, “I can only implore the Russian troops to lay down their rifles and come home.”
“We’ve already returned home; we’re defending our land and our children.” We’re not giving up any weapons until we’ve won.”
Meanwhile President Biden announced $800 million in additional security assistance to Ukraine.
Biden made the announcement during remarks from the White House on Wednesday.
This brings the total to $1 billion in aid announced in just last week.