Ukraine president, Zelensky names five towns Russia want to burn down
President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, has disclosed that Russia intends to raze five towns in his country.
Popasna, Bakhmut, Lyman, Lysychansk, and Severodonetsk are the five towns.
According to CNN, Zelensky announced this in his evening address on Thursday.
He also claimed that Russia’s stepped-up onslaught in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region represents a clear policy of genocide.
“The current offensive of the occupiers in Donbas can make the region uninhabited,” Zelensky said.
“They want to burn Popasna, Bakhmut, Lyman, Lysychansk and Severodonetsk to ashes. Like Volnovakha, like Mariupol.”
“All this, including the deportation of our people and the mass killings of civilians, is an obvious policy of genocide pursued by Russia.”
Ukraine and Russia have been fighting since February this year, and many casualties have already been recorded as a result of the war.