Russian forces now occupy one-fifth of Ukraine’s territory, President Volodymyr Zelensky said yesterday, while claiming that Russia has suffered massive losses since the February 24th invasion.
According to The Nation, Ukraine’s president speaking in a video message to the parliament of Luxembourg, lamented that his country was facing “virtually” the entire Russian military and urged the West to send modern weapons “that will ensure the superiority of our state over Russia.”
“Russian troops entered 3,620 settlements in Ukraine. 1,017 of them have already been liberated. Another 2,603 are to be released. As of today, about 20 per cent of our territory is under the control of the occupiers. Almost 125 thousand square kilometres,” said Zelensky.
“Almost 12 million Ukrainians have become internally displaced persons. More than 5 million, mostly women and children, have gone abroad.”
Russia has carried out 2,478 missile strikes on Ukraine since the February 24th invasion, Zelensky claimed.