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Situation much improved, Ukraine halts Russia's advance, Zelenskyy states

Situation much improved, Ukraine halts Russia's advance, Zelenskyy states President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Daria Shekina

Ukrainian defenders managed to stop the advance of Russian occupiers. The situation has become much better, says President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy in an interview with BFM TV.

According to the head of state, the situation on the front line is much better than in the last three months.

"We faced difficulties due to a lack of artillery ammunition, an air blockade, Russian long-range weapons, and the high density of Russian drones," Zelenskyy says

He notes that "Russia's offensive has been stopped," and its army "is in the process of losing a large number of vital forces."

But Zelenskyy warns that such statements may lose their relevance "in a month or a week" if our country does not receive sufficient assistance.

Commenting on the situation around Avdiivka, the president has said that the Russians did not capture it but simply destroyed it and then entered.

In this regard, the head of state drew attention to Russia's advantage in long-range weapons and called on Western countries to provide such armaments.

Frontline situation

The last few months have been difficult for Ukrainian defenders. In particular, they had to retreat from Avdiivka, which they defended from the beginning of the full-scale invasion.

This situation arose due to a shortage of ammunition, as allies did not provide them on time.

Later, the Russians were able to occupy several more settlements in the city, but they were stopped.

Recently, the commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Oleksandr Pavliuk, stated that Ukraine was stabilizing the front and planning counteroffensive actions.