Ukraine will increase the number of military battalions to repel attacks by Russian troops

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Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky also noted that getting the power supply back on after the Kremlin's various onslaughts on the electrical infrastructure remains one of the main priorities for the country

Ukraine will increase the number of military battalions to repel attacks by Russian troops

Ukraine will increase the number of military battalions to repel attacks by Russian troops. (REUTERS)

Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky announced on Saturday that he plans to increase the number of military battalions in southern cities and the east of Ukraine.

“The main problems are the front. The supply of our troops, the situation in particular sections of the front line and that we are planning to increase the number of Ukrainian flags in the cities of the south and east of the country,” he explained during his usual speech.

Zelensky indicated that the increase in battalions in the east and south of Ukraine was discussed at the meeting of defence officers of Ukraineheld this Saturday on the march of the war.

From the battle in the Donetsk region, he stated that they are doing “ everything possible to help” his “heroes to resist the Russian attacks”.

The Ukrainian president also assured that putting into operation the energy supply after the different Russian attacks on the infrastructure, it continues to be one of the main priorities for the country.

Ukraine will increase the number of military battalions to repel attacks by Russian troops

The Ukrainian president also assured that putting the energy supply into operation after the different Russian attacks on the infrastructure continues to be one of the main priorities for the country. (REUTERS)

“We are working throughout the country to stabilize the situation,” he said during a speech. “Most of the problems with electricity are in kyiv and its surroundings, Odessa and its surroundings, Kharkiv and its surroundings.”

He also noted that is doing everything possible to help citizens “have a normal life”, but admitted that about half of the energy infrastructureof the country has been destroyed.

On the restoration of transport links, he stressed that this Saturday the first train from kyiv arrived in Kherson. “We create new opportunities for people every day,” Zelensky said.

The Ukrainian president stressed in his speech on Saturday that “important international events”, which “will be soon”. “We will provide everything necessary for our protection,” he added.

Ukraine will increase the number of military battalions to repel attacks by Russian troops

Regarding the restoration of transport connections, he stressed that this Saturday the first train from kyiv arrived in Kherson. “We create new opportunities for people every day,” Zelensky said. (AFP)

For his part, Ukraine's Deputy Defense Minister Volodimir Havrilov announced that Ukrainian troops could begin the offensive on the Crimean peninsula at the end of December in the framework of its advance through the east of the country.

“We could set foot on the Crimea at the end of December. It's possible? It is possible,” the deputy minister told Sky News during an interview while visiting the United Kingdomthis week.

Havrilov highlighted the importance of the Crimean peninsula, incorporated by Russia in 2014 after its annexation by force ratified in a referendum deemed illegal by the Ukrainian authorities and their allies.

Ukraine will increase the number of military battalions to repel attacks by Russian troops

Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Volodimir Havrilov announced that Ukrainian troops could start the offensive on the Crimean peninsula at the end of December as part of its advance through the east of the country. (AFP)

The deputy minister assured in this regard that peace talks with the Kremlin can only take place when Russia has abandoned “every inch of Ukraine”, including the Crimean peninsula .

A scenario that, according to the deputy minister, has the full support of the Ukrainian people. “The existing consensus in Ukrainian society is that you have to go all the way, regardless of the type of scenario that is on the table,” he added, referring to the possible use of weapons of mass destruction by Russia.

(With information from EFE and Europa Press)

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