STORY: "The Donetsk region remains the epicenter of the greatest madness of the occupiers," Zelenskiy said in his nightly video address. "They are being killed in their hundreds every day. The ground in front of Ukrainian positions is littered with bodies of the occupiers."
Citing the use of missiles, aviation, and multiple launch rocket systems, Zelenskiy said more than 50 settlements across Ukraine had been hit on Monday, including Zaporizhzhia and the Kherson region in the country's east.
Zelenskiy added that the Ukrainian forces are still in a state of "active defence," but are gradually pushing Russian troops back.