This year, Russia will lose a hundred thousand of its soldiers, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his address to the nation, Report informs, citing Ukrinform.

According to him, the situation at the front is difficult:

“Despite extremely big Russian losses, the occupiers are still trying to advance in the Donetsk region, gain a foothold in the Luhansk region, move in the Kharkiv region, they are planning something in the south.

“But we are holding out and – most importantly – do not allow the enemy to fulfill their intentions. They said they would capture the Donetsk region in spring, summer, autumn… Winter begins this week already. They wasted their regular army there, they lose hundreds of mobilized and mercenaries there every day, they use barrier troops there…