“The situation is very tough.

Bakhmutskoye (Artyomovskoye), Ugledarskoye and other areas in the Donetsk region are constant Russian assaults, constant attempts to break through our defenses, ”he said.

Zelensky said that a high intensity of attacks remains in these directions.

Earlier, the commander of the Akhmat special forces, the deputy commander of the 2nd Army Corps of the People's Militia of the LPR, Apty Alaudinov, said on the air of the Rossiya 1 TV channel that, in his opinion, Russian troops would liberate the Donetsk People's Republic from the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the next month and a half.

Alaudinov also said that the situation in Artyomovsk (Bakhmut) is close to the operational encirclement, Russian troops “for the most part” control the last route of movement of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.