Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Monday that the front line in Donetsk, where heavy fighting is taking place, is “literally covered” with Russian corpses.
“The Donetsk region is the center of the occupiers’ greatest madness: hundreds die every day. The ground in front of the Ukrainian positions is literally covered with the bodies of the occupiers”, he commented in his usual evening speech.
Zelensky said Ukrainian forces were maintaining “active security” on the frontline and that they were “gradually” pushing back the Russians in the eastern and southern regions. Little by little we are making progress, he emphasized.
Some in the Russian army “saw what was happening and reported heavy losses to the governor of the region, Primorsky Krai,” the Ukrainian leader said.
But Governor Oleg Kozhemiako, predictably, “lied” in his response, according to Zelensky, “saying the losses were ‘not that much.’
The Ukrainian president thus asked Russian citizens to conduct a “fierce” protest, but not on social media, not “under the blanket”, but on the streets, “against those in Moscow”.
On Monday the Russians hit more than 50 settlements in the Donbass, Zaporozhye, Kherson, Mykolayiv, Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk, but Ukrainian forces responded on all fronts, with Zelensky describing one of the decisions as destroying a Russian plane.
Zelensky assured that the country has acquired new air defense systems and that the protection of Ukrainian skies is “albeit not 100%”, making progress towards this goal.
The President also reported on the decision of the Public Service of Ukraine to take control “by force” to meet the needs of five Ukrainian companies. Gera“.
These are Motorsich, Kras, Ukrnafta, Ukrtadnafta and Zaporizhzhya Transformer, which are now rarely operational and henceforth, under “military-state administration”, will be engaged in equipment repair and production, supply and rehabilitation of defense forces. Infrastructure, the President explained in his speech.
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