Volodymyr Zelensky: Heavy Russian losses in Ukraine's East

"Very fierce Russian attacks on Donetsk region are continuing. The enemy is suffering serious losses there," Zelensky said in his nightly video address.

 UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT Volodymyr Zelensky visits the Memory Wall of Fallen Defenders of Ukraine, during marking the Defender of Ukraine Day in Kyiv, last week. (photo credit: UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE/REUTERS)
UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT Volodymyr Zelensky visits the Memory Wall of Fallen Defenders of Ukraine, during marking the Defender of Ukraine Day in Kyiv, last week.
(photo credit: UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE/REUTERS)

Russia is suffering heavy losses in continuing "fierce" attacks in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region and is preparing new assaults on Ukrainian energy infrastructure, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday.

"Very fierce Russian attacks on Donetsk region are continuing. The enemy is suffering serious losses there."

President Volodymyr Zelensky

"Very fierce Russian attacks on Donetsk region are continuing. The enemy is suffering serious losses there," Zelensky said in his nightly video address.

Zelensky said he believed Russia was "concentrating forces and means for a possible repetition of mass attacks on our infrastructure, energy in the first instance."

Ukraine-EU economic concerns

 Grain is placed on Ukrainian and Russian flags in this picture illustration taken May 9, 2022.  (credit: REUTERS/DADO RUVIC/ILLUSTRATION) Grain is placed on Ukrainian and Russian flags in this picture illustration taken May 9, 2022. (credit: REUTERS/DADO RUVIC/ILLUSTRATION)

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky also spoke with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday to discuss macro-financial aid for Ukraine and further sanctions on Iran, Zelensky said.

"Noted the importance of continuing the grain initiative for world food security. Discussed increasing sanctions & opposing actions of Iran, which supports aggression," Zelensky wrote on Twitter.