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President Zelensky reveals the true damage of Ukrainian troops in Donbass

Accordingly, speaking at the Brastislava Global Security Forum before the leaders of the European Union, President Zelensky said that every day about 100 servicemen of the Armed Forces Ukraine killed and about 450-500 injured in the Donbass.

“In the east of our country, the situation is very difficult. There are up to 100 people in the east of the country, where Russia is currently massing all its troops – all they have, up to 100 people die every day. And about a few hundred people – sometimes as many as 450 or 500 – are injured every day. A war for values ​​is going on.”

The Ukrainian leader called: “I want people to realize that after the withdrawal from [khu vực xung quanh] In Kiev and several provinces, the war continues and hundreds of people will wait in vain, hundreds of families will wait in vain for their loved ones. Daily. And that’s why this is a big challenge for us.”

President Zelensky added that the Armed Forces of Ukraine had achieved great success on the Kharkiv front recently.

He called on the European Union leaders not to waste time in providing the necessary support to Ukraine in terms of weapons and finance in order to reduce the suffering and loss of the Ukrainian defense forces.

Mr. Zelensky had previously explained that he did not want to sacrifice the lives of tens of thousands of Ukrainian soldiers in the quest to retake the territories, so the Ukrainian authorities were waiting to receive effective long-range weapons.

President Zelensky revealed the real damage of the Ukrainian army in Donbass - Photo 2.

Russian soldiers stand guard at the Ukrainian port of Mariupol. Photo: AFP

On the same day, June 2, in a speech to the Luxemburg Parliament, Ukrainian President Zelensky admitted that Russia currently controls about 20% of his country’s territory.

The statement comes at a time when Russia is making slow but steady advances in the eastern Donbass region, including taking over much of the important city of Sievierodonetsk.

Zelenskyy’s estimate seems to include not only the Ukrainian territories Russia has controlled since its arrival on February 24, but also the 2014 annexation of Crimea and its support for the two regions. independence in Luhansk and Donetsk.

Regardless of exactly how much Ukrainian territory has been captured, Zelensky’s message about the need for Europe to unite against Russia is unmistakable.

“When we win this war, all Europeans will be able to continue to enjoy their freedoms,” he said. But if those who want to destroy any freedoms in Ukraine and Europe prevail, it will be a dark period for everyone on the continent.”

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