Zelenskyy tells how many of Ukraine's settlements are occupied by Russians.
Russian troops currently occupy 1,877 Ukrainian cities and villages.
"We are fighting on Ukrainian land for something without which all of you, friends, cannot imagine your own life. This is basic security; this is freedom and life under the law; this is human dignity and the right of every person and every community to self-respect; this is the happiness of living in a family and the opportunity to dream of a safe and free future for their children.
Simple things that 1,877 Ukrainian cities and villages are now deprived of. The occupier aims to increase this number and add millions more broken fates to the already broken ones," - said the President.
Zelenskyy noted that more than 90% of Mariupol, which Russia occupies, has been destroyed, and there are almost no houses left intact.
Russians attack Donetsk Oblast: civilians are injured, and one of the best schools in the Oblast is destroyed.
On Saturday, Russian troops attacked Kramatorsk and Avdiivka in Donetsk Oblast. At least two people have been injured as a result of the shelling.
Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Oblast Military Administration, reported: "At least one person was injured as a result of the missile attack on Kramatorsk by the Russian occupying forces. The Russians hit a residential building. They hit and destroyed the local outpatient clinic."
Kyrylenko also reported that Russian troops deployed artillery to attack Avdiivka twice, deployed tanks to attack once, and launched an airstrike and a strike using a Grad missile launcher.
Russian forces attacked Nikopol and Marhanets, causing significant destruction: dozens of ruined homes.
Russian forces deployed heavy artillery to shell the Nikopol district (Dnipropetrovsk Oblast) nine times over the course of the night of 24–25 February: they damaged gas pipelines and power lines, several private businesses, over 30 residential buildings, three schools, and several other buildings.
Deadly shells hit Nikopol and Marhanets. There were no casualties. There was significant destruction. Three specialized high schools were damaged in Nikopol, an administrative building, two private businesses, and a shop.
Ten multi-story apartment blocks, 11 private homes, several outbuildings, and cars were also damaged. Gas pipelines and a power line sustained damage.
Twelve private houses, ten outbuildings, a gas pipeline, and a power line were damaged in Marhanets. A civilian car caught fire, which emergency workers later extinguished.