Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has accused Russian forces of “methodically destroying the towns and villages around them”.
Ukraine front situation acute: Zelenskiy
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says the situation at the front remains “extremely acute,” particularly in the eastern Donetsk region where Russia is stepping up an offensive.
Zelenskiy reported major battles for Vuhledar, to the southwest of Donetsk, and Bakhmut, to the northeast.
Bakhmut has largely been pulverised by repeated Russian attacks.
“The occupiers are not just storming our positions, they are deliberately and methodically destroying the towns and villages around them, with artillery, air strikes, missiles,” Zelenskiy said in a Friday evening video address.