Zelenskiy: Russia has devastated hundreds of hospitals

STORY: Zelenskiy, in a video address to a 'Brave Ukraine' fundraising event being held in the UK, said many places lacked even basic antibiotics in eastern and southern Ukraine, the focal points of the fighting.

"If you consider just medical infrastructure, as of today Russian troops have destroyed or damaged nearly 400 healthcare institutions: hospitals, maternity wards, outpatient clinics," he told the gathering.

Zelenskiy said the evacuation of civilians from the besieged port city of Mariupol had continued on Thursday but did not say how many people had managed to leave.

He also said Russian forces were still storming and shelling the city's Azovstal plant, where civilians and military forces are sheltering.

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