Russian troops are totally destroying and devastating Ukrainian territories using artillery, aerial bombs and cruise missiles.
This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelensky during video communication with students and professors from leading educational and research institutions in Israel, Ukrinform reports.
“It (Russia – ed.) destroys our cities, the Russian army totally burns everything in its path or devastates the occupied territories. The main Russian weapons are artillery, aerial bombs, and cruise missiles. The occupiers do not try to think how to fight, they have very primitive tactics: they use the maximum of bombing and artillery capabilities so that there is simply nowhere to resist,” the head of state said.
He informed, in particular, that the Russian army every day and every night hits Ukraine with missiles, the vast majority of which fly at ordinary, non-military targets: residential buildings, enterprises, infrastructure, civilians.
“As of this morning, 2,709 missiles have already been used against Ukraine, and given the pace of their use, very soon the total number will reach 3,000 missiles. These are not ordinary rockets. Yes, among them there are outdated, still Soviet, even from the 60s of the last century, but there are also modern ones. However, there is no selectivity for Russian missiles, bombs and artillery,” the President stressed.
He told Israeli students and teachers that the Russians had already destroyed two thousand educational institutions in Ukraine.
“Who do you need to be to hit with artillery at the university, at the school, at the kindergarten?! Russia has become a terrorist state, that’s the point,” Zelensky stressed.
According to the OP, about 20,000 participants joined the video meeting. In addition, the event was broadcast live by a number of local Israeli TV channels.
On February 24, 2022, the Russian Federation launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which continued the armed aggression that had been ongoing since 2014.
Russian troops are shelling and destroying key infrastructure facilities, carrying out massive shelling of residential areas of Ukrainian cities and villages using artillery, multiple launch rocket systems, air bombs and ballistic missiles.