Zelensky: 918 populated areas liberated from Russian invaders

Zelensky: 918 populated areas liberated from Russian invaders

As many as 918 populated areas in Ukraine have been liberated from Russian invaders.

President Volodymyr Zelensky said this in his video address to the nation on Friday evening, Ukrinform reports.

"Normal life is being resumed in the regions and districts liberated from occupiers. The amount of work is really huge. As many as 918 populated areas of various size, but equally important for us, for Ukraine, have already been de-occupied... Humanitarian headquarters have started working in 338 liberated populated areas… We are resuming the provision of regular and emergency medical care, the work of educational institutions - where it is really possible,” said Zelensky, adding that 1,018 educational institutions across Ukraine had been destroyed or damaged by Russian troops.

Mine clearance operations are currently underway, and electricity, water and gas supplies are being restored.

The work of the police, post office, state and local authorities is also being resumed. Reconstruction of roads and railways is underway.

"In particular, the railway services with Chernihiv and Nizhyn will be resumed tomorrow [April 16]. Trains between the cities are already running in Sumy region. The teams of Ukravtodor and Ukrzaliznytsia are working quite efficiently, and I am grateful to them for such a pace. For giving people back a sense of normal life, which the occupiers tried to destroy forever,” Zelensky said.

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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