Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said that between 50 and 100 Ukrainians are killed every day in fighting in the east of the country. In doing so, he is obviously referring to the war victims of the conflict.
Zelenskyy: “Fighting in the east is brutal, between 50 and 100 Ukrainian soldiers are killed every day”
The fiercest fighting is taking place around the cities of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk, in Luhansk, one of the two regions that make up the Donbas province in the east of the country, which the Russians are trying to conquer.
Sergei Gaidai, the governor of Luhansk, said in a televised interview that Russia was using “scorched earth tactics” and that Northrodetsk was being attacked “from four different directions”. But he claims Russian forces have failed to enter the city.
The Guardian’s correspondent in Ukraine, Emma Graham-Thompson, said the country had so far been less transparent about its own war casualties, adding that the fact that Zelensky spoke openly about the numbers meant 3,000 Ukrainians had been killed in the east in the past month. in a word about how brutal the fighting is there.