The war with the Russian aggressor continues, and we shouldn’t prepare the enemy, telling where and how many servicemen and equipment we have; at the same time, Ukrainian society and the international community need to know the truth about what is happening on the front, who is killing and torturing whom. This was emphasized by President of Ukraine during a conversation with media representatives on the occasion of the Journalist’s Day.
According to Volodymyr Zelensky, the situation in the east is difficult, which he personally saw when he visited the frontline positions of Ukrainian troops in the Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
“We are keeping the situation in the Severodonetsk direction. There are more of them (the enemy), they are more powerful, but we have every chance to fight in this direction. 10-15% of the population remained in Severodonetsk. The situation is similar in Lysychansk, Luhansk region”, - he said.
Asked whether it would be more appropriate to withdraw Ukrainian forces from Severodonetsk to better positions, the President said that returning to these positions could be more expensive in terms of losses. According to him, decisions on Severodonetsk will be made depending on the development of the situation, now it is not easy, but the Ukrainian military is holding its positions.
“As for Zaporizhzhia, the situation there is the most threatening, because part (of the region) is occupied, and the enemy constantly wants to occupy Zaporizhzhia. In the Kharkiv direction Ukrainian troops are gradually de-occupying villages.
The war continues and it is important to tell the truth about the heroism of our soldiers and the cruelty of the enemy in the information space, not to reveal the secrets of Ukrainian defenders. As the President of a warring state, my only priority is war and how to turn war into peace, into our victory. I do absolutely everything for this”, - Volodymyr Zelensky said.