Chief of the Ukrainian Army: The situation on the eastern front is getting worse

The situation on the eastern front has significantly worsened in recent days, Ukrainian army chief Oleksandr Sirsky said today, adding that the Russian offensive has intensified, especially in the area of the town of Chasiv Yar

by Sededin Dedovic
Chief of the Ukrainian Army: The situation on the eastern front is getting worse
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The situation on the eastern Ukrainian front has significantly worsened in recent days, according to General Oleksandr Syrsky, Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This deterioration is attributed to the renewed and intensified Russian offensive, especially around the town of Chasiv Yar.

"The situation on the Eastern Front has significantly worsened over the past few days," Syrsky wrote on Telegram. This is mainly due to the increased enemy offensive after the presidential elections in Russia, which were held in mid-March.

Russian forces are launching attacks on multiple locations along the eastern front, including the Lyman, Bakhmut and Pokrovsk sectors. These offensives include frontal assaults by assault groups supported by armored vehicles.

The strategically important eastern city of Chasiv Yar came under constant artillery barrage. Chasiv Yar is located roughly 30 kilometers southeast of Kramatorsk, the capital of the Ukrainian-controlled region and a key rail and logistics hub for the Ukrainian military in the east.

Under this increased pressure, Ukraine is forced to seek additional support from its Western allies. For months, Kiev has been seeking more munitions and sophisticated air defense systems to counter Russia's dominance in artillery and air power.

The situation on the eastern front is a growing cause for concern. Ukraine faces significant challenges in defending its positions and stopping further Russian advances. Military equipment and ammunition assistance from Western allies will be critical to Ukraine's ability to repel the current Russian offensive and prevent further deterioration of the situation on the front.

If the successes of the Russian army continue during the summer, it is certain and very certain that Kyiv will be threatened. Delays in deliveries could worsen the situation on the ground to the point where it would no longer be possible to liberate the occupied parts of the country.

The Russians are building fortifications in every occupied territory to defend the city, although we probably won't see a new Ukrainian offensive in the foreseeable future. The coming weeks will be crucial in determining the course of the war in eastern Ukraine, but the question is how much time is left. Ukraine's ability to hold the line is diminishing, and a new Russian offensive is quite possible this summer.

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