Zelenskyy: Russia already losing soldiers and equipment near Avdiyivka faster and on larger scale than near Bakhmut
Russia is already losing soldiers and equipment near Avdiyivka faster and on a larger scale than, for example, near Bakhmut, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in an evening video message.
“Today, the intelligence service, the Commander-in-Chief, the Security Service of Ukraine, and the Minister of Defense reported on the conference call. The overall situation at the front, particular directions. Ammunition, equipment – everything for the front. Avdiyivka, Kupyansk, Bakhmut. Also the southern directions. Russian assaults are very intense, especially in Donetsk region,” the President said.
According to Zelenskyy, “we have to realize that Putin has a very cynical and specific political goal right now, and he is willing to kill as many of his people as he needs to because he wants to show at least some tactical results in the first half of December. That's when he plans to announce his elections.”
“Russia is already losing soldiers and equipment near Avdiivka faster and on a larger scale than, for example, near Bakhmut. It is extremely difficult to withstand this onslaught. And each of our warriors holding the positions, each of our warriors performing combat missions there deserves our utmost gratitude,” the head of state noted.
“The more Russian forces are destroyed near Avdiivka now, the worse the overall situation and the overall course of this war will be for the enemy,” he added.
At the same time, Zelenskyy particularly noted the soldiers of the 53rd and 110th separate mechanized brigades and the gunners of the 55th separate artillery Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“All of them are fighting in the Avdiivka sector and have provided Ukraine with the best results these days. Thank you, warriors!” the President stated.