Fierce fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, with nearly 400 incidents of gunfire reported there in the past day alone, President Volodymyr Zelenskyi said. said. “Terrible battles” are taking place in the Donetsk region, he added. The nearly nine-month-old conflict shows no sign of abating as winter approaches and both sides have begun preparations. Keep up the fight in the coming year.
Muddy conditions have made the war particularly difficult, and Ukraine and Russia are struggling with stretched ammunition supplies and battle-weary troops. “Slowly we are moving forward in the fight,” Zelensky said. “We’re holding the line, consistently and very sparingly destroying the occupier’s capabilities.” The Washington Post could not independently verify the number of shooting incidents.
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4. From our correspondents
Relatives, who risk retaliation from Russian officials for what the Kremlin calls a “special military operation,” have said in videos posted online and in media interviews that recently mobilized soldiers have been deployed into combat with little training. , poor equipment and often no clear orders. Reports of high casualties, military setbacks, and poor conditions for Russian soldiers may have contributed to reduced support for the war in Russia.