During the almost three months since the war began, 1873 schools have been destroyed in Russian attacks. This is what President Volodymyr Zelensky said when he said spoke to the Ukrainians Saturday night.
The speech includes primary schools, universities, kindergartens and other educational institutions.
95 of the schools have been completely destroyed.
Zelensky called it a “colossal loss”, but promised that the schools would be rebuilt.
In the city of Chernihiv, only seven of the city’s 35 schools are in operation, according to the city council.
Only three schools are completely undamaged. The others have varying degrees of building damage.
Get help from Portugal
When Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa visited Zelensky in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Saturday, he offered Portuguese help in rebuilding the schools.
Rocket destroyed 1000 apartments
The Russian rocket attack on the culture house in Lozova in Kharkiv county on Friday afternoon, destroyed not only the newly restored culture house, but also 1000 dwellings. This is stated by Mayor Serhiy Zelenskyj on Telegram.
11 schools and kindergartens were also damaged. A vocational school for car mechanics with a student boarding school was badly damaged.
Seven people were injured in the rocket attack, including an 11-year-old child.
In his video speech on Saturday night, Zelensky said that there was not much change in the military position in the war in the last 24 hours.
– It is hard, but it is basically good that we can say it on day 87 of this full-scale war with Russia, he said.