Currently, it cannot be stated that the enemy has taken full control over the city of Lysychansk, but in general, the situation in Donbas is the most difficult, and it can be changed by speeding up the supply of the necessary weapons to ensure the fire superiority of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said this during a meeting with media representatives after talks with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in Kyiv.
"We cannot definitively say today that Lysychansk is under control (of Russian troops - ed.). Fighting continues on the outskirts of Lysychansk. Our task is to gain fire superiority. Today, our Armed Forces are doing everything they can. Accelerating the delivery of weapons will allow us to have fire superiority. Then we will put more pressure on Russia in this direction," he emphasized.
The Head of State noted that there are risks that the Luhansk region will be completely occupied, and the military-political leadership of Ukraine is aware of them.
"But you also have to understand that the situation can change on a daily basis. This was the case with many towns that were completely destroyed, control over them was gained by one side and then by the other," he noted.
According to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in the east of Ukraine, where the fiercest fighting continues, the situation is generally the most difficult and dangerous. At the same time, there is a certain advance of Ukrainian troops in other directions.
Regarding the possible participation of the Belarusian troops on the side of Russia in the war against Ukraine, the President reminded that our country is being bombarded with missiles fired from the territory of Belarus, although Alexander Lukashenko has repeatedly given signals, in particular to the Belarusian society that supports Ukraine, that these missiles were fired without his will.
According to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Alexander Lukashenko's statements about the alleged participation of Belarus in the Russian war are dangerous.
"It seems to me that this is dangerous, first of all, for the friendly Belarusian people, for our neighbors - Belarusians. He must not draw Belarus into Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine and the violation of all international treaties and international law in general," the Ukrainian President emphasized.