Ukrainian President said Russian forces had completely destroyed Donbas region and accused Moscow of carrying out senseless bombardments as it intensified its offensive.
“This is a deliberate and criminal attempt to kill as many Ukrainians as possible, and destroy as many houses, social facilities and enterprises as possible.
This is what will be qualified as the genocide of the Ukrainian people and for which occupiers will definitely be brought to justice.
The first trial in Ukraine against a Russian war criminal has already begun and it will end with the full restoration of justice within the international tribunal. I’m sure of it. We will find and bring to justice all those who give and carry out criminal orders”, - said Volodymyr Zelensky.
He went on to talk about the constant strikes across the country - referencing the "terrible" air and missile strikes in Desna, Chernihiv Oblast.
“The brutal and absolutely pointless bombing of Severodonetsk - 12 dead and dozens wounded in just one day.
The bombing and shelling of other cities, the air and missile strikes of the Russian army - all this is not just hostilities during the war. Russian strikes at the Chernihiv region, in particular the terrible strike at Desna, debris clearance continues, many dead; constant strikes at the Odesa region at the cities of central Ukraine”, - the President concluded.