"I want to mention all those who are returning normal life to the liberated areas, in particular to Kherson region and the city of Kherson," Zelensky said in a video address late on Friday, as cited by the president.gov.ua website.
"These are people from different regions – everyone has united, responded to the call for relief... These are our energy workers, builders, communications workers, repair crews, businesses, local leaders, mine clearance specialists," he added.
He also said: "More than 200 explosive devices were found in just a few days this week. Demining continues."
He announced: "In Kherson region, every week there is more mobile communication coverage, more electricity and gas supply, more transport opportunities. Every week more access to normal medicine, educational and social services."
"I thank everyone who, despite constant Russian shelling and various attempts by terrorists to make difficulties for us, is doing everything so that Ukrainians can live – live normally," Zelensky said.
He told the nation: "London, Paris, Berlin, Warsaw and other capitals... We are strengthening our position everywhere, accumulating the support of our partners."
In a previous message, Zelensky in late November warned that Russia was planning more attacks on his country, appealing to defence forces and citizens to be prepared to endure a new wave of air strikes on energy infrastructure amid freezing temperatures.
Source: PAP, ukrinform.net, youtube.com