Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday (10.26.2022) that “very fierce fighting” between Russian and Ukrainian forces is taking place near Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine, describing the tactics deployed by the invaders as “crazy”. of men against the positions of the defending forces.
“The situation on the front line is not undergoing major changes. Very fierce fighting is taking place in the Donetsk region, near Bakhmut and Avdivka,” Zelensky said in a daily evening intervention posted on social media. “This is where the madness of the Russian leaders is manifested,” he said. “Every day, for months, they send people to die there.”
“The Russian occupiers have already lost more (military) equipment – aviation and others – than most of the armies of the world will ever lose,” the Ukrainian president said. According to Zelensky, “Russia will not be able to compensate for these losses.” The president, without giving further details, added that in the next few hours there will be good news from the battlefronts.
Eight attacks were repelled
The invading forces tried to retake the recently vacated city of Bakhmut, because the city passes through a highway that leads to the cities of Sloviansk and Kramatorsk. Adviser to the Ukrainian president, Alexei Aristovich, said on Tuesday that the Russians launched eight attacks in one day before lunch, which were repelled by Ukrainian units.
Russian forces are seeking victory after setbacks in recent weeks against the Ukrainian counter-offensive in the south and east of the country. On the southern front, Zelensky said, “We are strengthening our positions on the entire front, reducing the capabilities of the invaders, eliminating their logistics, preparing good news for Ukraine.”
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