Situation in Donbas 'extremely difficult' - Zelenskyy

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukrainian President

© APA | Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukrainian President

# 25 May 2022 09:10 (UTC +04:00)

In the last few hours, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called the situation unfolding in the eastern Donbas region "extremely difficult", and argued that a regular supply of weapons to Ukraine was the best strategy to maintain global stability, APA reports citing BBC.

Speaking during his nightly address on Tuesday evening, Zelenskyy said "the [full] strength of the Russian army was thrown [in Donbas] to attack".

"Lyman, Popasna, Severodonetsk, Slovyansk - the occupiers want to destroy everything there," he said, referring to a cluster of cities located in eastern Ukraine.

"Therefore, the supply of heavy weapons to Ukraine - MLRS, tanks, anti-ship and other weapons - is the best investment in maintaining stability in the world and preventing many severe crises that Russia is still planning or has already provoked," he added.