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Ukrainian woman living locally urges people to lobby politicians for no-fly zone over Ukraine

Mar 9, 2022 11:03 By News Northern Sound
Ukrainian woman living locally urges people to lobby politicians for no-fly zone over Ukraine Ukrainian woman living locally urges people to lobby politicians for no-fly zone over Ukraine
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Ukraine's president has warned his foreign partners they will be responsible for a humanitarian catastrophe if they don't implement a no-fly zone.

A Ukrainian woman living in Carrickmacross has called on local people to lobby their politicians to implement a "no-fly zone" over the country.

Natalia Obajuluwa added that people in the EU need to make "what is happening in Ukraine their business".

It comes as Ukraine's president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, has warned his foreign partners that they will be responsible for a humanitarian catastrophe if they don't implement a no-fly zone.

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Poland had offered to help Kyiv better compete in the air by giving planes to America via a base in Germany, so they could be passed to the former Soviet state.

But Washington's worried about sparking a direct conflict with Russia.

Speaking here through a translator, the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy says all countries have a responsibility to act:

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Natalia says her husband's family are currently sheltering in the basement of an old house near the capital of Kyiv due to shelling by Russian forces.

Russian tanks passed by their home, forcing them to flee, and Natalia says they have no idea if their house is still standing.

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Speaking on the Joe Finnegan Show, Natalia said everyone has a role to play in the conflict:

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