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Putin’s Rockets Completely Destroy Vinnytsia Airport

INTERNATIONAL: An airport in central Ukraine was 'completely destroyed' by eight Russian missiles, the Ukrainian president has confirmed in an address as he has urged the West to send more aircraft, it happened as Zelensky repeats urgent plea for the West to impose 'no fly zone' over Ukraine to stop 'Russian combat aircraft and all their terrorists'.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has said Russian rockets had completely destroyed the civilian airport of the central-western region capital of Vinnytsia on Sunday ,March 6.

Earlier the authorities have said emergency services were working to put out fires at the airport caused by the rocket strikes.

Ukranian president was quoted as saying ; 'If you don't, if you don't give us at least planes so we can protect ourselves, there's only one thing to conclude; you want us to be killed very slowly.'

The barraged airport, is roughly a four-hour drive away from Kyiv according to Google Maps.

European Union leader Charles Michel has said closing Ukraine's airspace could spark a world war.

Zelensky has repeatedly called on NATO countries to stop the Russian onslaught on his country by imposing a no-fly zone.

Western leaders have refused for fear of triggering a wider war in Europe.

Deploying fighter jets over Ukraine could 'in current circumstances' be considered as 'NATO's entry into the war and therefore risk World War III,' Mr Michel made clear in an interview.

Mr. Michel has denied that economic sanctions against Russia constitute 'a war of the European Union or Nato against Russia'.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has linked the West's economic punishment for his invasion of Ukraine to 'declaring war' on Moscow.

Mr Michel has said European and American allies imposed sanctions 'to create pressure and hurt the Russian regime', not the people.

Meanwhile,Ukrainian President Zelensky's wife has plead with media to 'tell the terrible truth' that Putin's troops are killing children 'consciously and cynically'.

Olena Zelensky has said Russians had been killing Ukrainian children since Putin's forces invaded on February 24.

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