The situation on the eastern frontline is currently difficult due to the lack of necessary weapons, but Ukraine will liberate its territories focusing on the effectiveness of hostilities and the maximum preservation of people's lives. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a meeting with media representatives following talks with President of the Slovak Republic Zuzana Čaputová in Kyiv.
"In the east, it is difficult for us because of the lack of appropriate weapons... If our steps or operations to deoccupy this or that region cost tens of thousands of our dead people, we will wait for appropriate weapons to save as many of our people as possible. It is they who de-occupy the territory. Because, to be honest, these territories without living Ukrainians are not a priority for us. Therefore, I believe that first of all we should think as much as possible about our people who are able to repel all the plans of the Russian Federation," the President said.
According to him, Ukraine plans to de-occupy all its territories that belong to it in accordance with international law.
"This is our plan. As for the plans (of the Russian Federation - ed.), June 1 or July 1, or August 1 - at least not September 1 yet, maybe on September 1 they will have other plans... We do not care about Russia’s plans," the President said.