Ukrainian troops are under pressure in the fight against Russia’s war of aggression, especially in the Kharkiv region.

In the Kharkiv region in eastern Ukraine, which was massively attacked by Russian troops, the situation has partially stabilized, according to President Volodymyr Zelensky. “The occupier who has invaded the Kharkiv region will be destroyed by all available means,” said Zelensky in his evening video message broadcast in Kiev on Wednesday. “Artillery, drones and our infantry work quite accurately.” The situation has been partially stabilized.

The situation in the Kharkiv region is extremely tense due to Russia’s territorial gains in recent weeks. The Ukrainian General Staff spoke of intense fighting. Nevertheless, Western military experts had also recently noted a slowdown in Russian attacks.

Zelensky canceled all trips abroad because of the difficult situation – and described in his video message that the defensive activities of the Ukrainian troops were continuing, especially in the city of Vovchansk near the Russian border. At the same time, the armed forces also concentrated in other directions, including the city of Kupiansk in the Kharkiv region and in the Donetsk region around the city of Pokrovsk.

The Ukrainian President once again emphasized that his country must be equipped with all means to repel the enemy. “The world has the strength, it has the weapons, it has the ability to force Russia to peace – a just peace,” Zelensky said. Everything must be done to ensure that the Russian offensive and Moscow’s attempt to expand the war fail.

Meanwhile, the British Telegraph reports that Ukrainian units have withdrawn from their positions near several villages in the northeastern Kharkiv region. Last week, Moscow launched a surprise ground attack on Ukraine’s second-largest city as the war-torn country tries to fend off the invasion with increasingly scarce weapons and personnel.

As “The Telegraph” further reports, both warring parties consistently use the phrase “shifting to more advantageous positions” to signal withdrawals. The northeastern villages, about 30 kilometers apart, are near the border with Russia and form a new frontline in the long-running war in eastern and southern Ukraine.