Boy Killed in Russian Missile Strike, Says Zelensky

Russia: A 14-year-old boy has been killed during missile strike in Odesa by the Russian military, President Voloydmyr Zelensky says in his nightly speech.

Accordingly, a 17-year-old girl also suffered a shrapnel wound in the same strike, he added.

“What is it? For what? What did these children and the dormitory threaten the Russian state with?” Zelensky asks.

He also spoke of the destruction by shelling of a gymnasium in the Luhansk region that had withstood two world wars.

“As we see, this gymnasium turned out to be a terrible threat to modern Russia,” says Zelensky sarcastically.

He also adds that Denmark has become the 29th country to reopen its embassy in Kyiv, and that the EU will pass a new sanctions package against Russia “in the near future”.

He says the latest EU sanctions will “include clear steps to block Russia’s energy revenues. So that the terrorist state is not given a billion euros a day for fuel.”

“We continue to do everything to save our people from Mariupol,” he says, after about 100 civilians were allowed to flee the city on Sunday.

He also notes that an evacuation from Mariupol is planned for Tuesday with the evacuees expected to travel by humanitarian corridor to the Ukrainian cities of Berdyansk, Tokmak and Vasylivka.

Zelensky added that Ukraine’s armed forces have repelled several Russian advances in the south and east of the country, but adds that “everywhere the situation remains extremely difficult”.

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