Russian troops damage at least 59 spiritual sites – Zelensky

Russian troops damage at least 59 spiritual sites – Zelensky

The Russian troops have damaged at least 59 spiritual sites in Ukraine during 31 days of a full-scale invasion.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated this in his virtual address to participants of the 20th Doha Forum, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.

"During 31 days of this war, Russian strikes have damaged at least 59 buildings of spiritual significance. These are mosques, churches, religious and educational institutions," the Ukrainian president said.

He added that during the war more than two hundred schools and dozens of hospitals were destroyed or damaged.

"Just imagine, Russian troops are deliberately hitting these places, which ordinary civilians use as shelter," Zelensky said indignantly.

Read also: On average two per day: Russia’s war against Ukraine damaged and ruined at least 59 spiritual sites in

As Ukrinform reported, on February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the beginning of a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Russian troops have been shelling and destroying key infrastructure facilities, conducting massive shelling of residential areas of Ukrainian cities and villages using artillery, multiple rocket launchers and ballistic missiles.


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