Zelenskyy calls Russian strikes on Severodonetsk, 'simply madness'

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia's attack of Severodonetsk in the Donbas region is "simply madness."

Zelenskyy also said in the newly released video on Tuesday that the situation in the Donbas region is "very tough."

The president said some places in the region were "in the epicenter of confrontation," citing Severodonetsk, Lysyschansk and Kurakhove. He also noted the presence of a large chemical plant in Severodonetsk, while pointing to the danger posed by Russian bombing.

Zelenskyy said Ukrainian forces had success in Kherson and advances in the Kharkiv region. He also said they are "withstanding the occupier's pressure" in the Zaporizhzhia region.

The president reiterated his determination to continue fighting Russian forces, saying the full restoration of territorial integrity should be his country's aim.