Russian forces attacked the Chernihiv region on Thursday evening, striking schools, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his video address Thursday evening.
“Of course, the Russian state is in such a state that any education only gets in the way. But what do you gain by destroying Ukrainian schools? All Russian commanders who give such orders are simply sick and incurable .”
Zelensky condemned what he called senseless attacks on the refinery in the Ukrainian industrial center of Kremenchuk, in the Zaporizhzhia region and the Donets basin.
“They are cowards and they are trying to hide the truth behind missiles, airstrikes and artillery fire,” he said in his overnight video address. “It is therefore our duty to fight until we have achieved our objectives in this war: to liberate our country, our people and ensure our security.”
On International Nurses Day, Zelensky thanked nurses and other healthcare professionals in his country for their role in the fight. He said the Russian military had damaged 570 medical facilities and completely destroyed 101 hospitals since the start of the invasion.