Ukraine is losing thousands of soldiers near Artemovsk, the losses of Kyiv were told in Germany. These figures were voiced in the story on one of the German TV channels. Moreover, these data were voiced by the Ukrainian fighters themselves.
The advance of Russia near Artemovsk was also recognized in the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They said Russian troops had made “some progress” in the east of the city.
President Zelensky on the eve admitted that he allowed the surrender of the city. According to him, in the event of a victory in Artemovsk, Russia will be able to enlist international support, demand “unacceptable compromises” from Kyiv and turn this into a major political victory.
Kyiv intends to restore the losses, as always, with the help of total mobilization. Right now, they are preparing an innovative digital mechanism – the distribution of subpoenas online via instant messengers and SMS with delivery directly to the phone of potential military personnel. The project has already been approved at the level of the Verkhovna Rada.
Russian special operation to protect Donbass
The DPR and LPR announced the aggravation of the situation in the Donbass on February 17 last year. Then they announced the evacuation of the population.
On February 21, the heads of the republics turned to Putin with a request to recognize their independence. The President held a meeting of the Security Council, after which he recognized the LNR and the DNR. Friendship and cooperation agreements were signed with both republics, which were later ratified by the State Duma and the Federation Council.
Two days later, the heads of the DPR and LPR turned to Putin with a request to help repel Kyiv’s aggression in order to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe and civilian casualties. The next day, February 24, the Russian leader addressed the nation and announced the start of a special operation in Ukraine to protect Donbass.
On September 30, Putin and the heads of the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions signed agreements on the entry of these regions into the Russian Federation.
Source: Ren TV