President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Monday that Ukraine's future depended on the outcome of battles in key points in the east of the country.
"It is very tough in the east -- very painful. We have to destroy the enemy's military power. And we shall destroy it," Zelensky said in his nightly video address.
"Bilohorivka and Marinka, Avdiivka and Bakhmut, Vuhledar and Kamyanka -- and other places where the kind of future we are to have is being decided. Where the future of all Ukrainians is being fought for."