Zelenskyy records video address standing outside on Bankova Street

10 October 2022, 01:57 PM
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo:Volodymyr Zelenskyy / Telegram)

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo:Volodymyr Zelenskyy / Telegram)

Mass Russian missile strikes on Ukrainian cities on Oct. 10 have two aims: to strike energy facilities and terrorize people, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a video address recorded outside the presidential office on Bankova Street in Kyiv. This is his second video address of the morning.

"It's a difficult morning,” he began.

“We’re dealing with terrorists. Dozens of missiles, ‘Shahed’ Iranian kamikaze drones. They have two targets. Energy facilities throughout the country. Kyiv and Khmelnytskyi, Lviv and Dnipro, Vinnytsia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zaporizhzhia, Sumy, Kharkiv, Zhytomyr, Kirovohrad, the south of the country. They want panic and chaos, they want to destroy our energy system. They are hopeless. The second target is people. They deliberately timed the rush hour to make casualties higher.”

Video of day

He urged Ukrainians not to leave air raid shelters and follow safety rules.

"And always remember: Ukraine was here before this enemy appeared, Ukraine will be here after it," Zelenskyy stated.

In his first video address of the day, amid reports of numerous strikes on Kyiv’s city center, the president called for Ukrainians to hold fast and stay strong.

Russia launches a massive strike throughout Ukraine in the morning on Oct.10 – the first attacks on the capital itself since April.

At least eight civilians were killed and another 24 were reported injured. as of 10:00 a.m.

Ukrainian air defenses neutralized 41 of 83 missiles launched by Russia in the morning, reported Valerii Zaluzhnyi, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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