Volodymyr Zelensky stressed on Sunday that his army was engaged in a “painful and difficult” battle against Russian forces in the Donbass region (East), where the disputed city of Bakhmout is located. “I would like to pay special tribute to the bravery, strength and resilience of the soldiers fighting in Donbass,” the Ukrainian president said in his daily statement, adding that it was “one of the battles the most difficult. Painful and difficult”.
Volodymyr Zelensky also thanked the Ukrainian troops on Sunday, who “repelled the assaults, destroyed the occupier, weakened enemy positions and logistics and protected our borders and our cities”. “I thank the entire army, the guards, the border guards who are defending our state around Bakhmout, Vugledar, Avdiivka, Siversk, Svatove, Lyman, and Zaporozhye,” he added.