Ukraine: 25,000 Russian troops besiege town of Chashiv Yar

23 April, 2024

The dangerous situation in Ukraine is worsening as Russia has sent up to 25,000 troops to besiege the town of Chashiv Yar and surrounding villages in eastern Ukraine. Reports from the Ukrainian army describe a difficult situation, with army spokesmen asserting that the situation is under control, despite increasing pressure from Russian forces.

Chashiv Yar is strategically located in the partially occupied Donetsk region, and its capture would give Russia access to two important towns under Ukrainian control, Kramatorsk and Slavyansk. This situation threatens Ukraine’s independence and integrity.

“The situation around the city is very difficult, but it is under control… Our defenders are reinforcing and stabilising the line,” said Nazar Voloshin, a spokesman for the eastern military command.

“There are between 20,000 and 25,000 Russian troops trying to enter Chashiv Yar and the neighbouring settlements,” he said in a statement to public television channel Suspilne.

Russian forces have recently made territorial gains, making the situation even more dangerous. The expected arrival of US military aid could be a balancing factor, but the evolution of the situation remains uncertain.

International interventions and diplomatic efforts are crucial to address this crisis and find a peaceful solution. The international community must put pressure on Russia to stop its aggressive stance and help resolve the conflict by peaceful means.

“It is difficult for our soldiers, but receiving the necessary assistance will balance the situation,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a Telegram post.


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