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Zelensky: The human cost of the Severdonetsk battles is 'appalling'

Zelensky: The human cost of the Severdonetsk battles is ‘appalling’

And he said Zelensky Via Telegram in his daily speech to the Ukrainian people: “The human cost of this battle is too high for us. It is simply horrific.”

He added, “Military history will undoubtedly mention the Donbass battle as one of the fiercest in the world Europe“.

And Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov revealed, last week, that about 100 of his soldiers are killed every day and 500 are injured in the fighting against Russian forces.

Zelensky had stated on June 1 that his army was losing “between 60 to 100 soldiers per day.”

and advanced Russian forces In Severodonetsk as part of its large-scale offensive in the eastern Donbass region after its failure to capture the capital, Kyiv.

Severodonetsk is the largest city in the eastern Lugansk region, which is still under Ukrainian control.

“We are dealing with absolute evil. We have no choice but to move forward and liberate our lands,” Zelensky added, calling on the West to supply the Ukrainian army with more weapons.

Governor reported Lugansk region Sergey Gaidai said, on Monday, that Russian forces control 70 to 80 percent of Severodonetsk, but were unable to encircle or capture it amid fierce Ukrainian resistance.

He said that evacuations from the city had become impossible with the bombing of the last bridges, noting that the adjacent city of Lyschansk was also subjected to intense Russian bombardment.

Lugansk and Donetsk are formed Donbass region Mainly Russian-speaking, Ukrainian forces have been battling pro-Moscow separatists since 2014.

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