NewsZelensky hails Kharkiv defense, secures new ally support

Zelensky hails Kharkiv defense, secures new ally support

Wołodymyr Zełenski
Wołodymyr Zełenski
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5:31 AM EDT, June 9, 2024

On Saturday, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, issued a statement in the form of a video recording, emphasizing that Russian forces were unable to make any progress in the Kharkiv area. He described this as a "very important result."

President Zelensky also reported new agreements with allies concerning support for the Ukrainian armed forces.

"Russian forces failed to carry out the Kharkiv operation," stated Zelensky. "We are holding them back as much as possible and eliminating Russian units entering our territory and terrorizing the Kharkiv region. The front in the Kharkiv area has been reinforced and will be further strengthened," the President of Ukraine said in his Saturday video recording.

Zelensky also drew attention to the situation in the Donetsk region, which he described as "the most difficult at the moment." He emphasized that "efforts are being made to strengthen the Ukrainian troops with reserves."

"New solutions" for Ukraine

The President of Ukraine expressed gratitude to the United States and France for "new solutions" for the Ukrainian armed forces that resulted from talks and meetings he participated in while in France. Among these solutions, Zelensky mentioned the production of 155 mm artillery ammunition on Ukrainian territory.

Zelensky emphasized that "there are already agreements with our partners regarding additional air defense systems for Ukraine." He added that soldiers' training and new agreements on security guarantees are also planned. The President of Ukraine pointed out that these new agreements and plans are crucial for further strengthening the Ukrainian armed forces.

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