“The entire temporarily-occupied territory of our state is now a complete disaster zone, for which Russia bears full responsibility,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy evaluated in an address on the eve of the 100th day of the war.
Referring to the announcements of the US, the UK and Germany on plans to send multiple-launch artillery rocket systems and air defence systems, Zelenskyy signalled that more is needed to stop the Russian troop advance in the Donbas and for Ukrainian forces to go on counter-offensive.
«We are expecting more good news on weapon supplies from other partners… We are working to bring the supply of modern combat systems to a much higher level,» Reuters quoted Zelenskyy as saying. The Ukrainian President also noted that Russia has occupied one fifth of the country’s territory. This includes Crimea and Donbas territories seized in 2014.