Fierce fighting is raging in the Donetsk region

DAccording to the President, heavy fighting between Russian and Ukrainian troops in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk continues Volodymyr Zelenskyy on. There is “neither relaxation nor a pause for breath,” said Zelenskyj on Friday evening in his daily video address. About 100 Russian attacks had been fended off the day before in the Donetsk region.

The Ukrainian troops would be supported by border guard units from Kharkiv and Sumy. A National Guard brigade is fighting in Bakhmut. “We will not give in to the enemy in any of the front areas,” Zelenskyy said. “We react everywhere, we hold our positions everywhere.”

Russia’s army had Donetsk conquered in large parts and in September – as well as the neighboring region of Luhansk and Zaporizhia and Cherson in the south – annexed in violation of international law. The Russian army, under pressure from Ukrainian counter-offensives, has meanwhile evacuated the regional capital of Kherson and the area north-west of the Dnipro River. The authorities in Zaporizhia also reported a Russian rocket attack on an industrial complex late on Friday evening.

Despite the fierce fighting in the Donbass coal and steel region, the course of the front has hardly changed at the moment, according to the military situation reports from both sides. In the nearly nine months since the Russian invasion on February 24, Russian forces have made little gains there. Deployed some of the forces freed up by the withdrawal from Cherson Russia according to Ukrainian information in eastern Ukraine to intensify the attacks there.

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