Zelensky says Russian invaders trying to achieve goals in Donbas by 100th day of invasion

28 May, 02:44 PM
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (Photo:president.gov.ua)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (Photo:president.gov.ua)

Invading Russian forces are trying to achieve their goals in the Donbas by the 100th day of Moscow’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address late on May 27.

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"The invaders are trying to achieve the goals they intended to achieve in the first days after Feb. 24 by at least the 100th day of war," he said.

"They have concentrated maximum artillery, maximum reserves, missile strikes and aircraft in the Donbas."

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Zelensky said that Ukraine would liberate all settlements in the Donbas, where Russian troops have brought suffering and destruction.

"If the invaders think that Lyman and Severodonetsk will be theirs, they are wrong," the president said.

"Donbas will be Ukrainian, because it is us. And even if Russia brings destruction and suffering there, we will still rebuild every city, every territorial community. There will be no alternative to our Ukrainian flags there."

Ukrainian defenders repulsed eight enemy attacks in the Donbas on May 27. Fighting continues on five fronts.

Over the past day, the Armed Forces of Ukraine also destroyed five enemy tanks, 10 armored fighting vehicles, four military vehicles (one of them with ammunition), and one Orlan-10 UAV, Ukraine’s General Staff says.

At the same time, the invaders shelled 49 settlements in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts.

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