As Moscow’s attacks on eastern Ukraine intensified, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed that the Donetsk region is seeing the fiercest fighting.
He clarified in a video address on Sunday evening that Russian forces shelled Ukrainian positions in front line with artillery, underlining that the eastern region alone was subjected to nearly 400 attacks yesterday, Sunday.
He added that “the fiercest fighting, as before, is taking place in the Donetsk region.” And she added: “Although there were fewer attacks on Sunday due to bad weather, the volume of Russian bombing is unfortunately still very high.”
Slow movement in Lugansk
As for the Lugansk region, he explained that Ukrainian forces are slowly advancing during the fighting, according to Reuters.
As for the situation in the south, he indicated that his country’s forces were “constantly and calculatedly destroying the capabilities of the occupiers,” but gave no details.
Interestingly, Russia withdrew its forces from the southern city of Kherson this month and moved some to reinforce its positions in the eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions. in an industrial region known as Donbass, which was a major blow to its forces and a painful setback, especially as the city also has strategic and “moral” importance.
It is the first major Ukrainian city to fall into its hands since the conflict erupted on 24 February.
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It also formed with Donetsk, Luhansk and Zaporizhia, the four regions that the Kremlin announced at the end of last September to annex.
Furthermore, its geographical position is of particular importance, in as the region lies on the borders of the Dnipro, Petrovsk and Nikolaev regions, and has land borders with the Crimea in the south, while facing the Black Sea in the southwest, and in the southeast the Sea of Azov.
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