Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Wednesday that there will soon be “good news” for Ukraine as heavy fighting with Russia continues in southern and eastern regions of the country.
In his speech, Zelensky said Ukrainian forces were holding the line and pushing back Russian forces in key battles.
“In general, we are strengthening positions across the front line, debilitating the aggressors, destroying their logistics, and preparing good news for Ukraine,” Zelensky said.
Many of the fiercest fighting took place around the towns of Avdiuka and Bakhmut in the eastern Donetsk region.
According to an update from the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Ukraine has repelled ongoing attacks by Russian forces in these towns and other towns in Donbass.
Russia has hit the city of Donbass with missile strikes, targeting civilian infrastructure and housing. Relentless airstrikes are part of the aerial raids employed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in mounting losses in the war.
Zelensky on Wednesday referred to the missile strike, saying, “Our soldiers holding positions in these directions in the Donetsk region are simply heroes.
“The madness of the Russian command is now most visible there. They are killing people every day for months, concentrating the greatest force of artillery fire there,” Ukrainian leadership said. person made a speech.
In the southern region of Kherson, Ukrainian forces are advancing against the crumbling Russian front, according to an update this week from the Warsaw-based Eastern Research Center. However, Ukrainian forces face heavy resistance in the towns of Davydiv Brid and Dudchany.
Russia is reportedly gearing up for a battle over the regional capital of Kherson, and Ukraine is set to regain its first major city occupied by Russian forces at the start of the war eight months ago. We aim to
Ukraine has scored a number of decisive victories against Russia since its invasion, pushing invading forces back from the country’s western regions in the spring and a major counteroffensive last month that recaptured the northeastern and southern swathes. started.
Zelensky said this week that Ukraine would eventually regain Crimea and all territories that Putin had illegally annexed.