The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valeriy Zaluzhny, had a telephone conversation on Tuesday with the Chief of the Defense Staff of the Canadian Armed Forces, General Wayne Donald Eyre, during which he briefed this last of the situation in the front line.
“It’s intense but totally controlled,” Zaluzhny said on Facebook.
He said that the location of the missile systems along the state border shared with the Republic of Belarus, in particular at the Ziabrivka airfield, causes concern.
“I noted that the enemy continues to advance along the entire front line. At the same time, the enemy carries out about 700 to 800 bombardments of our positions every day, using 40 to 60 thousand pieces of ammunition. The main efforts of the enemy are focused on pushing back our troops from Donetsk Oblast [region]. The most intense situation is now on the Avdiyivka-Pisky-Mariyinka axis. I pointed out that the Russians continue to bomb peaceful towns and villages in Ukraine. Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, Marhanets, Nikopol, Bereznehuvate are the settlements most affected by hostile shelling,” Zaluzhny said.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said that during the conversation he also thanked General Eyre for his help, especially in training Ukrainian soldiers.
“In terms of fierce fighting, one feels a lack of teaching staff, since everyone who knows how to hold weapons and is able to fight is in combat orders. To know that there are such friends who give a hand helps bring Victory closer.” he said.