Zelensky in Routine Address Warns Ukraine Like Countries
- More than three dozen small towns seized by Moscow.
- Ukraine Deputy PM urges UN support for evacuation of 100,000 people.
- Footages showing bodies of civillians make rounds on social media.
Kyiv: ” All the nations that, like us, believe in the victory of life over death must fight with us. They must help us, because we are the first in line. And who will come next?” Zelenskyy was heard saying in his routine address late on Friday.The statement came as a warning to other countries, stating that Russia’s invasion of his country was just designs on capturing other countries, after a Russian general said it wants full control over southern Ukraine.
Meanwhile on Friday, Ukraine acknowledged that Russian forces had taken more than three dozen small towns in their initial drive this week to seize eastern Ukraine.The fighting in the east along increasingly fortified lines that stretch across more than 300 miles intensified as a Russian commander signaled even wider ambitions, warning that the Kremlin’s forces aimed to take “full control” of southern Ukraine all the way to Moldova, Ukraine’s southwest neighbor.
Evacuation of about 100,000 people trapped in Mariupol will only succeed with the UN’s help, said Ukraine’s deputy prime minister sharing insights on the evacuation program. Footages showing the bodies of more than 20 civilians lying along a main road in Mariupol.
Tens of thousands of people remain trapped in the besieged southern port city, which has seen weeks of intense fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces.The footage, posted to social media, comes as the United Nations confirmed it is investigating hundreds of allegations of killing civilians since the invasion began nearly two months ago.
According to a survey conducted by WHO, The war has had a devastating impact of the humanitarian emergency on the health and well-being of millions of civilians, and pose severe challenges for Ukrainian health system. Access to reproductive, maternal and antenatal care, as well as mental health care, is severely impacted due to security concerns, restricted mobility, broken supply chains and mass displacement. More than 160 verified attacks have been accounted since the war commenced on February 24.