Ukraine's Zelenskiy calls on citizens to fight, promises weapons

Ukrainian President Zelenskiy holds joint news conference with Polish and Lithuanian counterparts in Kyiv

KYIV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Thursday called on all citizens who were ready to defend the country from Russian forces to come forward, saying Kyiv would issue weapons to everyone who wants them.

Russia launched an all-out invasion of Ukraine by land, air and sea on Thursday, the biggest attack by one state against another in Europe since World War Two and confirmation of the worst fears of the West.

Zelenskiy urged Russians to come out and protest against the war.

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets and Matthias Williams; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)