Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called for faster delivery of weapons to Kyiv as Russia continues its offensive in Donetsk.
The latest appeal comes days after the US, Germany and other allies pledged modern battle tanks and weapons to Ukraine.
“The situation is very tough. Bakhmut, Vuhledar and other sectors in Donetsk region — there are constant Russian attacks. There are constant attempts to break through our defences,” Zelenskyy said in his nightly video address.
President Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukraine was facing a difficult situation in Donetsk and needed faster weapons supplies and new types of weaponry, just days after allies agreed to provide Kyiv with heavy battle tanks.
“Russia wants the war to drag on and exhaust our forces. So we have to make time for our weapons. We have to speed up events, speed up supplies and open up new weapons options for Ukraine.”
Three people were killed and six injured on Sunday by Russian strikes on Kherson that damaged a hospital and a school, the regional administration said.
Russian troops had occupied Kherson shortly after Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 and held the city until Ukrainian forces recaptured it in November.
Since its liberation, the city has regularly been shelled from Russian positions across the Dnipro river.
Later on Sunday, a missile struck an apartment building in the northeastern town of Kharkiv, killing an elderly woman, regional Governor Oleh Synehubov said.