The President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky, has acknowledged that the situation in some areas of Donbas, in the east of the country, partly controlled by the Russians, “is tough” for the Ukrainian forces.

Donbas, which includes the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, where heavy fighting between Russians and Ukrainians is currently taking place, is partly controlled by Moscow, which unilaterally annexed those territories last September.

In a message issued last night and posted on his Telegram profile, Zelensky spoke of the cities of Bakhmut and Kreminna, both in Donbas, and which, as he explained, “require maximum strength and concentration. The situation there is tough. “he specified.

“The occupiers use all resources, significant resources, to gain at least some breakthrough. I appreciate all of our men who hold their ground firmly, stand their ground, and find opportunities not only to lose nothing, but also to drive the occupiers out.” and diminish their forces,” he added.

The city of Bakhmut (Bajmut), in Donetsk, has become a pole of resistance for the Russian Army, which has been trying to control it for weeks. And the same is the case with Kreminna, in Lugansk.

Zelensky also referred to the energy problems the country is suffering as a result of the latest Russian attacks against strategic infrastructures.

“I held a special meeting with government officials on the energy and infrastructure situation,” he added. “We are preparing for next year, and not just for the winter months. There are threats that we must eliminate. There are steps that must be taken. And the state will carry them forward,” Zelensky insisted.

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