Russia has made the battle for Donbas fundamental for itself. Ukrainian defenders make it fundamental for the destruction of the combat potential of the terrorist state.
“The battle for Soledar, for Bakhmut, for the whole Donetsk region, for the Luhansk region continues without any respite, without any stop. I am grateful to each of our fighters, each of our soldiers, sergeants, officers who understand how important it is to destroy the invaders in this direction. Russia has made the battle for the cities of our Donbas fundamental for itself. Our heroes make this battle fundamental for the destruction of the combat potential of the terrorist state,” President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said in his latest address.
The Head of State stressed that every day of Ukrainian resilience in Donbas and every success in our defense there are vital achievements for the protection of entire Ukraine.
During the day, the enemy launched 234 strikes in the area of Soledar and Bakhmut, losing 119 soldiers killed and 108 wounded in the course of clashes with the Armed Forces of Ukraine.