In his address to Greece’s parliament on Thursday, Volodymyr Zelensky spoke about the devastation that the Russian onslaught has brought to Mariupol.

The seaport city that was home to a large Greek diaspora has been turned into ‘ruins’ with 4 out of every 5 of its residents forced to leave.

‘The Russian troops destroyed everything—hospitals, maternity ward, residential buildings, and the local theater, which served as a bomb shelter for local civilians,’ said the Ukrainian president.

Russia has wiped out Mariupol, and Odesa could be the next target, as Russia is confident of its ‘absolute impunity’, said Zelensky, adding that the aggressor must be deterred and brought to justice.

‘We must hold the Russian Federation accountable. We must save Odesa from the destruction that happened in Mariupol. We must find all the people deported to Russia. We must save those Mariupol residents who are still alive and still can be saved.’