Situation in east Ukraine has "deteriorated significantly", Kyiv commander says

    WORLD  13 April 2024 - 16:42

    The situation on Ukraine’s eastern front has “deteriorated significantly in recent days” amid a stepped-up offensive by Russia, the head of the Ukrainian army said on April 13.

    Kyiv has seen a “significant intensification of the enemy’s offensive” since Russian President Vladimir Putin won re-election in March, Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief Oleksandr Syrskyi said, Politico reports citing news agency AFP.

    Syrskyi, who became military commander in February after the previous army head was fired by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, renewed calls for faster military aid from Western allies to counter Moscow's superior weapons. Russia is deploying new armoured units which sometimes achieve tactical gains, he said.

    The situation on Ukraine’s eastern front has “deteriorated significantly in recent days” amid a stepped-up offensive by Russia, the head of the Ukrainian army said Saturday.

    Kyiv has seen a “significant intensification of the enemy’s offensive” since Russian President Vladimir Putin won re-election in March, Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief Oleksandr Syrskyi said, according to news agency AFP.

    Syrskyi, who became military commander in February after the previous army head was fired by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, renewed calls for faster military aid from Western allies to counter Moscow's superior weapons. Russia is deploying new armoured units which sometimes achieve tactical gains, he said.

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