Zelensky: Ukraine forces holding Soledar positions, inflicting big losses on Russia troops
Ukrainian forces in the eastern city of Soledar are holding their positions and inflicting significant losses on Russian troops, Kyiv's President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address on Thursday.
A Russian-installed official in Ukraine's Donetsk region earlier said "pockets of resistance" remained in Soledar, undermining claims that the town had been captured.
Zelensky thanked two Ukrainian units in Soledar which he said "are holding their positions and inflicting significant losses on the enemy". He did not give more details.
Zelensky also said he had met senior Ukrainian commanders on Thursday and analysed in detail what reinforcements were needed in the fight for Soledar and nearby towns and what steps should be taken in the coming days.
"We also discussed the situation regarding the supply of weapons and ammunition to the troops and the relevant cooperation with our partners," he continued.