Russian tactics on eastern front ‘crazy’, says Zelensky
President Zelensky has accused Russian commanders of “craziness” in their efforts to capture the eastern town of Bakhmut.
The town of more than 70,000 people pre-war, has been the centre of Russian attacks for months.
Despite a looming Ukrainian advance on Kherson, the president said the attacks continued with force – taking the town would be a symbolic victory for Russia.
“This is where the craziness of the Russian command is most evident,” Mr Zelensky said in a broadcast from Kyiv. “Day after day, for months, they are driving people to their deaths there, concentrating the highest level of artillery strikes.”
On one day, Russian forces had launched eight separate attacks on Bakhmut before lunchtime and had been pushed back on each occasion.