Ukrainian army deploy Western weapons in the east

STORY: Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Tuesday evening said that the situation at the frontline remained difficult, with Russian forces attempting to advance in the Donbas region and Kharkiv.

Zelenskiy said Russia was trying to advance in the eastern Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv regions "despite extremely large losses."

The 30-year-old squad commander added that the adversary answered Ukrainian mortar fire with tank fire, which made sustaining mortar positions for a longer time impossible.

Video footage from the 68th Separate Jager Brigade showed Ukrainian soldiers firing shells from mortars in the Donbas. Reuters could not independently verify the date the video was filmed.