The president also used the moment to praise Ukrainians’ resistance, which he considered “heroic.” “We are a nation that shattered enemy plans in a week. Plans written years ago: treacherous, full of hatred for our country, our people,” Zelensky said in a video.
Furthermore, he said that he admires civilians who have been protesting Russia’s progress for seven days and even hinted at Russian troops. “All occupants are warned that they will be rejected by the Ukrainians. You must always remember that we will never give up.”
Zelensky also announced that about 9,000 Russian soldiers were killed in one week – a number that could not be immediately verified and which has been dismissed by the Russian government.
Infographics Wednesday 2/3 – Latest events of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, between 1 and 2 March.
Sabrina Blanchard, Maria-Cecilia Rezende, Emily Bickerton / AFP
Infographics Wednesday 2/3 – Kyiv map with the location of the three metro lines of the Ukrainian capital and the Russian-controlled area of the city, March 1 at 5 p.m. (Br.)
Simon Malfato, Sophie Ramis, Maria-Cecilia Regende, Clay Puculier / AFP
Infographics Wednesday 2/3 – Map with location of explosions, bombings and fighting between Ukrainian and Russian military, and area under Russian control, on March 2 at 2 pm (Br.)
Simon Malfato, Sabrina Blanchard, Maria-Cecilia Rezende, Clay Paculier, Kenan Augard / AFP
Infographics Wednesday 2/3 – Comparison of areas under Russian control from February 24 to March 1 Map of Ukraine
Laurence Soubadu, Sophie Ramis, Maria-Cecilia Rezende, Clay Puculier / AFP
Infographics Wednesday 2/3 – Location of explosions and bombings since February 24 in the center of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city. Credits: Simon Malfato, Sophie Ramis, Maria-Cecilia Rezende, Kenan Augard / AFP
Simon Malfato, Sophie Ramis, Maria-Cecilia Regende, Kenan Augard / AFP
Infograficos Wednesday 2/3 – A map of Europe showing movements of Ukrainian refugees in other European countries, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Sabrina Blanchard, Emily Bickerton, Enrique Bonet-Torra, Gabriel Campello / AFP