Zelensky condemns Russia as 'absolute evil' after lethal Christmas Eve strikes on Kherson

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky condemned Russia as “absolute evil” on Saturday after a collection of lethal strikes have been launched on town of Kherson on Christmas Eve. 

Zelensky posted pictures of the harm inflicted to town, which Ukraine retook from Russia final month, on his Telegram profile, saying that that is the “actual life” of Ukrainians. He mentioned the areas that Russia shelled weren’t navy services and it’s only killing “for the sake of intimidation and pleasure.” 

“The world should see and perceive what absolute evil we’re preventing towards,” he mentioned. 

The Russian shelling of Kherson killed not less than 10 individuals and injured 55, 18 of which have been in important situation. 

Zelensky, who simply returned to Ukraine after a short journey to the USA by which he met with President Biden and addressed Congress, mentioned this conflict isn’t in accordance with any beforehand outlined guidelines primarily based on Russia’s techniques. 

Russia has targeted a lot of its artillery hearth, missiles and shelling since October on Ukraine’s power infrastructure to attempt to minimize electrical energy and heating companies as winter approached. The shelling has notably been focused on Kherson since Russian forces retreated. 

Two individuals have been killed 5 have been wounded earlier on Saturday after shelling struck within the area of Donetsk. 

The Related Press contributed to this report.