MADRID, Sep. 11 (.) –
The president of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Denis Pushilin, assured this Sunday that the situation in the region is “tense” but “stable” on the front despite recent military advances by the Ukrainian Army.
“The situation at the front is tense, but it is under control,” Pushilin told the Russian news agency TASS. He has even assured that the pro-Russian militias are making progress in some areas, although “with difficulty”.
In addition, he has stressed that the DPR forces continue to control the airport and has denied the information spread by some Ukrainian media about the seizure of these facilities.
NATO-supplied material has been destroyed near Uglegorsk, including a Polish-made 155-millimeter AHS Krab artillery piece. Pushilin has denounced that the Ukrainian commanders are sending soldiers to the front with little training, which would be causing the “serious losses” suffered by the Ukrainian Army.
On the other hand, the president of the Russian republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadirov, has referred to the recent Ukrainian advances in the Kharkov region and has assured that these regions will soon return to the control of Russian troops.
“The (Russian) Ministry of Defense has clarified the situation as to why they have left the cities of Izium, Kupiansk and Balakleya in the direction of Kharkov. It was a forced measure due to the military strategy to (avoid) human casualties,” he argued. Kadirov in a message posted on his Twitter account.
“I assure you that all these cities are going to be recovered. Our people are already there, guys specially trained for this task. Another 10,000 fighters are ready to be sent. Soon we will arrive in Odessa and you will see concrete results,” he added.
However, he has warned that “if there is no change in strategy between today and tomorrow, I will have to contact the leadership of the Ministry of Defense and the country’s leadership to explain the situation to them.”