Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Monday that tens of thousands were likely killed in the Russian attack on the southeastern city of Mariupol.
In a video address to South Korean lawmakers, Zelensky said: “Mariopol has been destroyed and there are tens of thousands of dead, but despite this, the Russians did not stop their attack.” Reuters could not verify the accuracy of his estimate.
promising to respond
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked his compatriots to prepare for Russia’s “larger operations in the east of our country.”
Zelensky said, in his speech, on the night of Sunday, Monday, on the social networking site “Facebook”, “They can use more missiles against us, and even more aerial bombs… But we are preparing for their actions. We will respond.”
Russia has launched military operations in eastern and southern Ukraine.
It had said that it would focus on the “liberation” of eastern Ukraine, after the “completion” of the initial objectives of the war and the weakening of the combat capability of the Ukrainian forces.
Zelensky denied Moscow’s claim that civilian deaths across Ukraine were the result of Ukrainian military strikes, calling them a “sign of Russia’s weakness”.
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