Zelensky spoke about the situation in Bakhmut and Soledar and about the visit of Syrsky

Zelensky spoke about the situation in Bakhmut and Soledar and Syrsky's visit

On January 8, Commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksandr Syrsky visited Ukrainian positions near Bakhmut and Soledar, Donetsk region. This was announced by President Volodymyr Zelensky in an evening address.

«Today, the commander of the direction, General Syrsky, toured the troops that are defending on the outskirts of Bakhmut and Soledar. He noted the fighters with awards for perseverance. On the spot he organized the steps that are necessary to strengthen our defense. In particular, the transfer of additional units. And increased fire on the invaders», — Zelensky said.

The President noted that the situation on the front line has not changed significantly in the first week of the year, heavy fighting continues in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions.

& #171;Bakhmut holds on, no matter what. And although most of the city has been destroyed by Russian strikes, our soldiers are repulsing the constant attempts of Russian offensives. Soledar is holding on. Although there is even more destruction and it is very hard… There is no such piece of land near these two cities where the occupier would not give his life for the crazy ideas of the masters of the Russian regime. This is one of the bloodiest places on the front», — Zelensky said.

He also stressed that «all our positions, all our actions in defense are interconnected, and the stability and effectiveness of actions in overall».

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