Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy revealed in his recent evening address that Russian forces launched extensive attacks across more than one hundred Ukrainian cities on January 21. The strikes affected a wide range of regions, causing destruction and casualties.
"Russian monsters shelled and struck over one hundred cities, towns, and villages in nine of our regions on this single day," Zelenskyy stated. He mentioned areas ranging from Chernihiv Oblast to Mykolaiv Oblast, including Donetsk Oblast, which experienced particularly violent attacks.
According to Zelenskyy, these attacks resulted in both fatalities and injuries. He emphasized the widespread nature of these assaults, underscoring the challenges faced by multiple Ukrainian regions in a single day.
Zelenskyy also highlighted that about sixty battles had taken place since the day's beginning, with intense military operations occurring in key locations such as Avdiivka, Bakhmut, Mariinka, Kupyansk, and on the southern front.
Addressing the broader implications of these attacks, Zelenskyy called for accountability not just at an individual level but also at the state level. He stressed that Russia, as a state, should face consequences for its actions and bear the burden of its aggressive behavior.
"Russia must feel and remember forever that the aggressor loses the most from aggression," Zelenskyy asserted.
This statement reflects his call for a robust and comprehensive response to Russian aggression, aimed at holding the entire state accountable for the terror it has inflicted.