Zelensky slams Russia over holiday attack that left father and daughter dead

Mohammed Tawfeeq in Atlanta

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky slammed Russia during his nightly speech Sunday for the deadly attack reported by Ukraine’s emergency service in Zaporizhzhia overnight.

“This is how the terrorist state spends this Palm Sunday,” Zelensky said, referring to today’s holiday in the eastern Orthodox tradition, as other Christians celebrate Easter Sunday.

At least two people were killed when Russian strikes hit the southern city overnight, according to Ukraine’s State Emergency Service.

A 50-year-old man and his 11-year-old daughter were killed after the strikes partially destroyed a residential building, officials said on Telegram. Rescuers pulled a 46-year-old woman out of the rubble, it added.

“This is how Russia puts itself in even greater isolation from the world, from humanity,” Zelensky said.

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