In his nightly video address, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukrainian troops have recovered 110 kilometers (70 miles) of formerly occupied territory around the Kharkiv region over the past five days.
He said evidence was being gathered in the previously occupied areas for the “murders and kidnappings, by the occupiers, just as [happened] in Bucha and in the occupied territory of Chernihiv Oblast.”
The Ukrainian President then switched into Russian to address the Russian coalition troops, admonishing them for today’s Russian missile strike at the Karachunovsky reservoir dam, which serves the civilian population and “has no military value whatsoever.”
History is written by the people and not the monster, never. What will be written about you in the history books?,” Zelensky continued, imploring Russian coalition troops to surrender and gave his guarantee that “they won’t be treated like cannon fodder in an obvious lost cause of a war for Russia.”
Zelensky also said 100 million euros ($99.6 million) were awarded by the European Commission for the reconstruction of 74 schools in Ukraine.
He concluded by thanking Ursula von der Leyen for her upcoming visit planned for Thursday morning.