The situation in eastern Ukraine continues to be difficult, every day the Ukrainian side loses from 60 to 100 soldiers killed and about 500 people wounded in battle, Volodymyr Zelenskyy said. The interview of the President of Ukraine, who spoke in Ukrainian, was broadcast in English translation.
According to Zelensky, the Ukrainians in the eastern part of the state “hold the defense perimeter,” and in the Kharkiv region, the Armed Forces of Ukraine launched a counterattack and exerted pressure. Note that Zelensky also said that Ukraine is not going to cede its territories, but the difficulties associated with them can be discussed.
The President of Ukraine is convinced that his country will not cede any territories, as they are part of Ukrainian sovereignty. At the same time, there are certain difficulties with some territories, Zelensky is ready to discuss the details of these difficulties with the Russian side.
Zelensky concluded that discussions about problematic issues are necessary in order to begin to resolve these complexities and challenges through diplomatic channels.
Earlier, SM-News reported that German Chancellor Scholz promised to create the largest army in Europe among NATO countries.