Ukrainian Zelensky says it’s “hell” in Donetsk

Ukrainian troops cross “hell” in Donetsk region of Russian forces which fought hard after abandoning Kherson last week, President Volodymyr Zelensky said.

In a video address on Saturday, Zelensky described the clashes in the eastern region of Donetsk since Russia abandoned the only regional capital it has captured since the war began in February.

“It’s just hell there – there are extremely fierce battles there every day,” Zelensky said. “But our units defend themselves courageously – they resist the terrible pressure of the invaders, preserving our lines of defense.”

Zelensky said before fleeing Kherson, Russian troops “destroys all critical infrastructure: communications, water, heating, electricity.

According to the Ukrainian leader, the Russians “everywhere have the same goal: to humiliate people as much as possible. But we will restore everything, believe me,” he said in his speech.

Russian troops “destroyed all critical infrastructure: communications, water, heating, electricity” before fleeing Kherson.
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Ukrainian soldiers carry an injured soldier to a hospital in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Friday, November 11, 2022.
Ukrainian soldiers carry an injured soldier to a hospital in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Friday, November 11, 2022.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi discussed expanding ties in a phone call over the weekend, the Kremlin said.

The discussion followed a meeting between a senior Russian security official and Iranian leaders in Tehran on Wednesday – adding fuel to Ukraine’s previous accusations that Russia used Iranian drones to target Iran’s energy infrastructure. Ukraine.

Iran says it sent Russia a small number of drones before the war started.

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Ukrainian leader says Russians ‘everywhere have the same goal: to humiliate people as much as possible’
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Last month, two senior Iranian officials and two Iranian diplomats told Reuters the country had promised to supply Russia with surface-to-surface missiles.

Ukraine will need to determine the timing and content of any negotiating framework it may attempt to create with Russia, according to a Saturday reading between US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Phnom Penh.

With post wires

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