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Zelensky said the situation on the Donetsk front was “very serious”.

Zelensky said the situation on the Donetsk front was “very serious”.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the Q on January 25, 2023 (REUTERS)

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, promised this Friday that the situation in the region is leading. Near Donetsk, Bakmut and Wuhleder“It’s more serious.”

“The invaders did not just attack our positions They deliberately and systematically destroy the surrounding towns and villages.”He asserted in a speech broadcast this afternoon.

According to Zelensky, the Russian army “does not have the means of destruction”: Artillery, Aircraft and Missiles. “Only force can stop it,” he asserted.

The President once again underlined the valor of his soldiers fighting in the region. “Our soldiers defending the regions of Donetsk region are true heroes. My thanks to each of you for your bravery!” He said.

An aerial view of fire and smoke over the city of Wuhleder, Donetsk region (REUTERS)
An aerial view of fire and smoke over the city of Wuhleder, Donetsk region (REUTERS)

Ukraine said this week that the heavily outnumbered Russian military has stepped up its offensive in the east, particularly in the cities of Vuhledar and Baghmuth, which it has been trying to capture for months.

Ukrainian military spokesman Serhii Serevaty confirmed that they were fighting “Tough Fight” at Wuhleder But he assured that the Russian forces had been repulsed. “The enemy is looking for victory in that sector, but he didn’t get it because of the efforts of the Ukrainian defense forces,” he said on television.

Denis Bushilin, head of the Russian occupation of Donetsk, said earlier in the evening that he was “expecting good news” from the mining town of Wuhleder, which had 15,000 inhabitants before the war. Capturing the city would “change the balance of forces on the front line” and open the way for an offensive north toward the cities of Pokrovsk and Kurakov, Bushilin told the news agency. Rhea Novosti.

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Russian forces and forces belonging to the Wagner paramilitary group have recently won Solder, a small town north of Pakmut. This was Moscow’s first victory after the military setback.

A Ukrainian army 2S7 Pion self-propelled gun fires at Russian positions on a front line near Pakmut (REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak)
A Ukrainian army 2S7 Pion self-propelled gun fires at Russian positions on a front line near Pakmut (REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak)

On the other hand, A Massive missile attack It was reported this Friday that several cities in Ukraine have again left the country amid an energy emergency imposed by Russia on Thursday. ukrenergoNational Energy Regulator.

In a message on its Telegram account, the state agency said the state of emergency had forced it to order blackouts in a total of ten regions, representing practically the entire area under Ukrainian control.

Although power consumption in the country remains the same as recorded this Thursday, “Production capacity Power plants and high voltage grid They were damaged in another attack by Russian missiles”, which disrupted service.

Additionally, “the power system is still recovering from the previous series of enemy missile attacks, which damaged the power units of the power plants,” it said. As a result of these attacks, “electricity production at operational power plants cannot fully cover consumption,” Ukrenergo added.

Ukraine recorded a massive attack by Russian missiles and drones on Thursday that killed at least eleven people, in addition to damaging energy facilities.

(with information from EFE)

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