Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed on Sunday that Ukrainian forces would regroup and return to fight Russian troops in Lysychansk after pulling out of the town over the weekend.
In his Sunday night address, Zelensky added that the latest shipments of modern weapons from the West would help them greatly.
“And if the command of our army withdraws people from certain points of the front where the enemy has the greatest fire superiority, in particular this applies to Lysychansk, this means only one thing: we will return thanks to our tactics, thanks to the increase in the supply of modern weapons,” Zelensky said in his speech.
Russian armed forces took control of the city in the eastern Lugansk region in their latest victory in their assault on eastern Ukraine, having seized the nearby town of Sievierdonetsk the previous week. The towns were central sites in the war in the Donbass region that began with Russia’s initial invasion in 2014.
Ukraine said it was losing 100 to 200 troops a day in its efforts to repel the Russian invasion, while the Russian death toll would also be high.
Zelensky added that Ukraine will not give up in this fight.
“Let them really assess what they got this time around and how much they paid for it. Because their current reports will turn to dust just like the previous ones,” Zelensky said. in the Kharkiv region, in the Kherson region and at sea: Zmiinyi is a good example.One day we will say the same about Donbass.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 24, has killed thousands of civilians and displaced more than 8.4 million Ukrainians.