Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky  

RTE: Situation on eastern front lines ‘getting tougher’ – Zelensky 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Saturday that the situation on the front lines in the east of the country was getting tougher and Russia was throwing more and more troops into battle. 

The Kremlin has been pushing for a significant battlefield victory after months of setbacks, with Russian forces trying to close grip on the town of Bakhmut and fighting for control of a nearby major supply route for Ukrainian forces. 

Russian troops are also trying to capture the coal mining city of Vuhledar, some 120 kilometres southwest of Bakhmut, also in the eastern region of Donetsk.  

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WNU Editor: My sources in Ukraine are telling me that in the past week the casualty rates for both sides have been astronomic. So yes. The situation is “getting tougher”. 

President Zelensky Says Situation In East Ukraine Getting Tougher 

Situation in east Ukraine getting tough – Zelensky — BBC 

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says situation at the front getting tougher — Reuters

Zelenskiy Says Situation In Eastern Ukraine Getting More Difficult As Odesa Battles To Restore Power — RFE 

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy Says Situation At The Front Getting Tougher — DNYUZ/IBTimes

 Life at the front getting tougher, says Zelenskiy — AAP

Russia putting ‘more and more forces’ into Donbas battle, says Zelensky — France 24

Zelenskyy says situation in Ukraine’s east ‘getting tougher’ — Al Jazeera