The Ukrainian authorities based in the capitol city of Kiev have now beginning distributing firearms and molotov cocktails to residents of the city who wish to partake in the city’s defense as Russian troops close in.
Former Ukrainian president Petro @poroshenko shows @JohnBerman the arms his group is carrying, including a short Kalashnikov and two machine guns, noting they don't have a tank or anything more since they just started this patrol a few days ago pic.twitter.com/03hUysku89
— Nora Neus (@noraneus) February 25, 2022
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Many military observers are predicting heavy street fighting as the Russian army closes in on Kiev.
The events also underline the crucial role small arms play in the defense of freedom around the globe.