Battle for Kyiv: Ukraine arms residents with machine guns


As pressure to capture the capital city of Ukraine, Kyiv, heightens, the Ukrainian government has armed volunteers at Kyiv with 18,000 machine guns and tasked them to defend the capital city, the British Broadcasting Corporation reports.


Authorities have called on the population to resist the invading troops by all means.


The Interior Ministry adviser, Vadym Denysenko, stated that 18,000 machine guns “have been handed out in Kyiv to all volunteers, all those who want to defend our capital with weapons in their arms,” according to the BBC.


The Ukrainian Interior Ministry had earlier posted a leaflet containing step-by-step instructions of how to make petrol bombs on its social media.


Also, the BBC reported that the Ministry of Defence and the Interior Ministry had sent an appeal to residents of Kyiv to inform the authorities of the movements of the invading troops.


 “Inform us of troop movements, [and] make Molotov cocktails and neutralise the enemy,” they said.

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