The situation is very difficult in Donetsk region - fierce battles are ongoing.
President Volodymyr Zelensky said this in his video address to the nation, Ukrinform reports.
“It is very difficult in Donetsk region - there are fierce battles. But no matter how hard it is and no matter how much pressure there is, we have to withstand it. We have to use and we do use every day and every week to reinforce our defense at the front, to strengthen our international position, to increase pressure on Russia and to give our people new opportunities to get through this difficult time,” the President said.
He noted that there are many reports that the occupiers want to do something "symbolic" in February and try to avenge their last year's defeats.
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"We see this increased pressure in various areas of the frontline, as well as pressure in the information field,” Zelensky said.
As reported by Ukrinform, the enemy continues to regroup in certain areas. They focus the main efforts on conducting offensive operations in the Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Novopavlivka areas.