Andrij Shevchenko, former soccer star of AC Milan and Chelsea, spoke in tears about the difficulties of the war, during an interview with the famous Italian TV show Che Tempo Che Fa, later reported by Sky Sport Itaky. He said: "I have many relatives still there, I hear them every day, but I am very worried about their choice to stay.
They tell me what is happening, bombed cities, where children die and the elderly who cannot leave. It is a nightmare I wish I could wake up from. Ukraine wants to be part of the 'Europe, it was our decision as a people.
Zelenski is a great president who is guiding us for our independence and our freedom. Italy made me feel like one of you, it is my second homeland. Open the heart to the people and to my people to the children and the elderly who need your help so much There is already a lot of it, I know, but I ask for more.
Sport is doing a lot, it has enormous strength and can send a message of peace to many countries. I thank all those who are working hard, including Milan and Inter, who allowed me to launch an appeal at the San Siro a few days ago.
We need a commitment to peace, we need to stop the weapons, find a diplomatic solution to the war."
The latest on the Russian invasion of Ukraine
China is ready to play a constructive role in the crisis in Ukraine and to work with the international community for necessary mediation, as stated by the Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi, during the annual press conference on the sidelines of the National Assembly.
of the people, the Chinese Parliament. Russia announced today that it will open humanitarian corridors to allow the evacuation of civilians from several Ukrainian cities that are experiencing heavy fighting, including the capital Kiev and the besieged port city Mariupol.
The Russian armed forces explain that the decision comes after a request to this effect from French President Emmanuel Macron to Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Humanitarian corridors are planned from Kiev, Mariupol, Kharkiv and Sumy.
An area in the Odessa region was the subject of a Russian missile attack from the sea, according to a video posted by the Odessa Regional Military Administration's operational headquarters. Sky News reports. Russia is recruiting Syrian mercenaries with experience in urban warfare to fight in Ukraine.
This is what the Wall Street Journal reports which quotes four US officials. Some fighters, says the newspaper, are already in Russia, present on both sides of the front in Ukraine. Russia has been involved in the Syrian conflict alongside President Bashar al-Assad's regime since 2015.