On Tuesday evening, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky assessed that the security of the Donbass (eastern) Ukrainian army, Moscow’s priority, was “essential” to Kyiv because its outcome would “give a hint” of continuation of the war with Russia.
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“It is essential to stay in Donbass.
As the Russians gradually advanced from Donbass to the full control of the Lukansk region, he insisted, “we must tolerate,” standing in front of the Presidential Palace in Kiev.
Fighting has been raging for days in the two cities of Severodonetsk and Lyssychansk, which have a population of about 100,000, and their capture by the Russian military will allow troops from Moscow to target Sloviansk, 70 km west of the Donetsk region. .
“The less damage the enemy suffers there, the less force he will have to continue his occupation,” he said. Zhelensky said.
The Ukrainian president, however, pointed out that his army had suffered heavy losses in the Kharkiv region (east) as the Russian army sought to strengthen its position.
Another part of the fierce fighting between the Ukrainians and the Russians: Gershon in the south. “We continue to put pressure on the occupiers in this region,” Volodymyr Zhelensky said.
“The main objective is the liberation of Kersen,” he promised, a city occupied by the Russians since the beginning of the Russian invasion in late February, “and we will make gradual progress to achieve this.”