By DIN JERMAN
UKRAINE — Ukraine’s defense minister, Oleksiy Reznikov, said his country “desperately need heavy weapons, and very fast”, to defend Donbas as the forces were outgunned by the Russian.
President Volodymyr Zelensky described the battle for Sievierodonetsk as crucial in eastern Ukraine.
“The fate of our Donbas is being decided there,” Zelensky said, as reported by The New York Times.
Both sides were still struggling to control what Zelensky called “dead cities” as Russian bombardment further destroyed the metropolises in the east.
Ukraine kept secret on the casualty number, but fresh graves on the front lines indicated how fierce the fighting was.