Zelenskyy draws a parallel between delay in Western aid and Russia’s devastating March 22 attack

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy drew a stark contrast between the war Russia is waging against Ukrainian civlians and the global political response in an address following Russia’s massive missile attack on March 22.

Russia launched over 60 drones and nearly 90 missiles of various types at Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure overnight. Russia showed clear terrorist objectives: targeting power stations, energy supply lines, hydroelectric dams, residential buildings, and even a trolleybus.

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"Russia is waging war against the ordinary people’s lives,” Zelenskyy said.

“My heart goes out to the families and loved ones of those killed by this terror."

Partners are well aware of what is necessary in these times, Zelenskyy wrote on Telegram.

Zelenskyy lamented the lack of delays in assistance packages for Ukraine, pointing out the absence of indecision in the drones, unlike in some political figures.

"It's crucial to understand the cost of delays and deferred decisions," said Zelenskyy.

Read also: Kyiv hit by massive missile attack: 17 injured, including child; fires and infrastructure damage reported across three districts

Zelenskyy called for the deployment of Patriot systems to protect cities like Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhya, stressing the need for air defense to safeguard people, infrastructure, homes, and dams.

"Our partners are fully aware of what's needed,” Zelenskyy said.

“They can indeed provide support. These decisions are necessary. Lives must be protected from these inhumane individuals from Moscow."

Emergency services are already responding in all cities affected by the attack, Zelenskyy said.

Russia massively attacked Ukraine with drones, cruise and ballistic missiles overnight on March 22. Russians attacked Ukrainian energy infrastructure nationwide.

Russia launched 12 rocket attacks on Zaporizhzhya. Early reports say that at least seven buildings were destroyed, and at least 35 damaged.

Traffic on the Dnipro hydroelectric station crossing has been rerouted, Zaporizhzhya Police reported.

Critical infrastructure facilities have been hit in Kryvyi Rih, leading to blackout schedules being introduced in the city.

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