[국제]A fierce battle on the Eastern Front of Ukraine… Poland’s president “You must not give up even 1 cm of territory”

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Russian and Ukrainian forces are engaged in a fierce battle on the Eastern Front of Ukraine.

In the midst of this, Polish President Andrzej Duda received a standing ovation when he delivered a speech at the Ukrainian parliament saying that even one centimeter of territory should not be handed over to Russia.

Reporter Lee Sang-soon on the sidewalk.

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There are now no holy buildings left in Soledar in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine.

Many fled and the rest hid underground.

[디미트리 예시펜코 / 솔레다르 시장 보좌관 : 잘못됐습니다. 왜 민간인이 고통받아야 하나요? 얼마나 많은 사람이 도망쳤습니까? 인구의 몇 퍼센트가 남았나요? 도대체 언제까지 나라를 가로질러 뛰어다녀야 하나요?]

However, Russian forces have not stopped air strikes and shelling in eastern and southern Ukraine.

This time, we aimed to transport weapons and supplies to Lisichansk and Severodonetsk.

[이고르 코나셴코프 / 러시아 국방부 대변인 : 어제 하루 고성능 공대지 미사일이 군 지휘부 3곳과 우크라이나군과 군사장비가 밀집돼있는 13곳을 타격했습니다. 솔레다르 근처의 탄약 창고 4곳도 포함됐습니다.]

Ukrainian forces are also strongly resisting.

A bridge across the Sibersky Donets River was destroyed with 240mm multiple rocket launchers to block the advance of Russian cavalry.

[볼로디미르 젤렌스키 / 우크라이나 대통령 : 돈바스 지역 상황이 매우 어렵습니다. 이전처럼 러시아군은 슬로비안스크와 세베로도네츠크를 공격하려 하고 있습니다. 우크라이나군은 적의 공격에 매일 맞서면서 러시아의 공격 계획을 저지하고 있습니다.]

In the midst of this, Polish President Andrzej Duda visited the Ukrainian capital of Kiiu, where he became the first foreign head of state to speak at the parliament since the Russian invasion.

President Duda insisted that Ukraine should decide its own future, although there are voices calling for Ukraine to succumb to Putin’s demands.

[안제이 두다 / 폴란드 대통령 : 영토의 1cm, 주권의 한 조각이라도 내준다면 우크라이나뿐만 아니라 서방세계 전체의 충격이 될 것입니다. 의심의 여지가 없습니다.]

Following the recent successful defense of the capital, Ukrainian forces have also recovered the second city of Kharkiv.

However, major southern bases such as Kherson have been captured, and Mariupol, a key point connecting the Crimean Peninsula and the Donbas region, has also been taken away.

As Ukraine’s basic position regarding the ceasefire negotiations is to restore its territory to the level before the invasion, the ceasefire negotiations are likely to be suspended for the time being.

This is YTN Lee Sang-soon.

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