“This should be a decisive year. We understand what risks there are in winter, we understand what we need to do in spring, which means we understand what results the entire defense and security sector needs to show,” he said in his video message (quoted by RIA Novosti).
Zelensky also called the situation in the Artemivsk and Kremennaya area “tense” for Ukrainian troops.
Earlier, the former adviser to the head of the Pentagon, Colonel Douglas McGregor, estimated the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at 150,000 people. According to him, due to the lack of soldiers, Kyiv begins to mobilize adolescents aged 13-15.