KYIV: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy We visited Tuesday an eastern city, which is the center of some of most intense fighting. combat Russia’s war lasted almost 10 months, and Russian President Vladimir Putin They were praised “courage and self-denial” His front-line forces Ukraine
Zelenskyy met military personnel at Bakhmut. “fierce battles” between Ukraine’s defenders and Russia’s invading forcesIt is the president’s office said. The city, located about 600 kilometers (380 miles) east of Kyiv, has remained in Ukrainian hands, thwarting Moscow’s goal of capturing Ukraine’s entire Donbas region.
We didn’t know how to do it. Zelenskyy Bakhmut was reached, but he made an unannounced visit to the combat The zone was created to boost the morale and discourage the Russians who tried to surround the city. You can read the rest of this article. president saluted people’s “courage, resilience and strength shown in repelling the enemy attacks.”
“Bakhmut Fortress. Our people. Unconquered by the enemy. Who with their bravery prove that we will endure and will not give up what’s ours,” He wrote it on Telegram.
As the Kremlin attempts to move forward with its stagnated invasion, Ukrainians burnt their furniture to maintain warmth. Putin At a Kremlin event, he praised his country’s security and military agencies. He presented four awards to Moscow-appointed heads in the regions of Ukraine, which Russia illegally annexed on September 9.
“Our country has often faced challenges and defended its sovereignty,” Putin said. “Now Russia is again facing such challenge. Soldiers, officers and volunteers are showing outstanding examples of courage and self-denial on the front line.”
Russia’s ground invasion, which began Feb. 24, has lost momentum in recent months. Donetsk (Kherson), Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, and Donetsk are still fiercely contested. Capturing Bakhmut, which is located in Donetsk, would cleave Ukraine’s supply lines and open a route for Russian forces Continue to push on towards the key cities of Ukraine in the province.
Bakhmut is being led by mercenaries of the Wagner Group, an obscure Russian military firm. Russia had backed separatists in Donetsk, and Luhansk for some time before Russia invaded. Together, the Donbas is made up of these two provinces.
Video address from the Kremlin was published by Putin Prior to Tuesday’s award ceremony. He praised the personnel of security who were deployed in illegally annexed areas of Ukraine. “people living there, Russian citizens, count on being protected by you.”
“Your duty is to do all that is needed to ensure their safety and protection of rights and freedoms,” the Russian leader said on the national day commemorating the security agencies’ work.
He pledged to provide more personnel and equipment for the units that were stationed within annexed regions. These regions face pressure both from the Ukrainian counteroffensive and Russian attacks on towns and cities that are not under Russian occupation.
PutinKGB veteran A.K. “derail activities by foreign spy agencies and quickly track down traitors, spies and saboteurs.”
Zelenskyy’s Office reported that in Ukraine the war continued through cold weather with five civilians being killed and eight more wounded.
Russian forces attacked nine regions in the country’s southeast, it said.
Pavlo Kyrylenko (the Ukrainian governor in Donetsk), stated that 19 villages and cities were destroyed by the Russian army during the last day. Serhiy Haidai the governor of Luhansk occupied, stated that the region was at the brink of humanitarian disaster.
Haidai said Tuesday on Ukrainian TV that the local residents were being ignored. “are living in basements without heating, food or medication” They have to use fire to maintain their heat.
With the fighting in the east at a stalemate, Moscow has used missiles and drones to attack Ukraine’s power, hoping to leave locals without electricity as freezing winter weather sets in.
Life in the Ukrainian capital took a minor but welcomed step toward normality with the reopening of two of Kyiv’s main subway stations Tuesday for the first time since the start of the war almost 10 months ago.
The key hubs of Maidan Nezalezhnosti and Khreschatyk, like the capital’s other underground stations, have served as shelters during Russian air raids.
“It’s the feeling that despite everything, we are returning to a routine that we were used to,” said 24-year-old passenger Denys Kapustin. “This is very important, very important.”
Antonio Guterres (UN Secretary-General) says there is no chance of peace talks in Ukraine and that the fighting will go on.
He called Monday to say that he was committed to stopping the worst conflict in Europe since World War II, and calling for all possible measures to do so by 2023.