‘Extremely difficult’ situation in the east – Zelensky￼
The situation in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas remained “extremely difficult” as the Russian army was trying to advance towards the cities of Slovyansk and Severodonetsk, President Zelensky said in his regular evening address to the nation last night.
“The Armed Forces of Ukraine are deterring this offensive,” he said in a video.
He added that each day his forces managed to disrupt Russian plans would help bring about “the desired day which we are all waiting for and fighting for so badly – the day of victory.”
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has said in its morning update that Russian forces are trying to break through Ukrainian defences to reach the administrative borders of Luhansk Region.