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Zelensky accuses Russians of mining aid supply routes

More from Zelensky’s late-night address:

Zelensky says that instead of an agreement on humanitarian corridors, what Ukraine got on Monday was “Russian tanks, Russian Grad rockets, Russian mines.”

“They even mined the roads that were the agreed routes for taking food and medicine to the people, to the children, of Mariupol,” Zelensky says in what has become a daily video address close to midnight.

During talks on Monday, the Russians proposed evacuation routes leading to Russia and its ally Belarus, rather than to areas of western Ukraine that remain peaceful.

“It’s just cynicism,” Zelensky says. By opening a small corridor to Russia, he says, Moscow is looking only for a propaganda victory.

He says that on the 12th day of the war, the Ukrainian army is counter attacking and inflicting extremely painful losses on the enemy.

“Battles are underway in the center, in the north and in the south of country – Mariupol and Kharkiv, Chernihiv and Sumy, Odesa and Kyiv, Mykolaiv and Zhytomyr.”

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