Ukraine soldier admits 'we can't turn this around' as Russia 'razing everything to ground'

Another Ukrainian soldier conceded that Kyiv's forces will suffer more losses as the country pleads for more Western support.

A Ukrainian soldier in Avdiivka Ukraine

A Ukrainian soldier in Avdiivka Ukraine (Image: Getty)

soldiers have shed light on the as concerns grow that Western support may start to dwindle.

Speaking from the frontlines in the eastern town of Avdiivka, a region at the centre of the fighting, soldiers described the difficulty of pushing back Russian forces at this stage.

One soldier, nicknamed 'Seagull' to protect his identity, said of the Russian attacks: "They are just razing everything to the ground.

"I have never seen anything like this."

Speaking to the New York Times, medic Oleksandr added: "We understand that it will be longer, harder and there will be more losses...(but) we will stay here as long as necessary."

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Russian forces have razed 'everything to the ground'

Russian forces have razed 'everything to the ground' (Image: getty)

Avdiivka is at the centre of the fighting

Avdiivka is at the centre of the fighting (Image: getty)

A third soldier, nicknamed Synoptic, .

He warned that Ukraine's resistance is dependent on its allies in the West, saying: "Ukraine itself is unlikely to be able to do anything to turn the situation around; it’s a question of allies.

"It is necessary for us to have an advantage in everything — then a breakthrough is possible.

"We do not have this advantage. They have more aviation, radio reconnaissance, electronic warfare and more people. But even in such conditions, Ukraine is doing offensive operations in certain areas."

Zelensky wants more Western support

Zelensky wants more Western support (Image: getty)
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has continued to urge Western allies to support Ukraine with military aid.

On Monday, US defence secretary Lloyd Austin pledged further American support for Ukraine during a visit to Kyiv.

He announced "another $100 million drawdown... to provide additional artillery munitions, additional interceptors for air defence, and a number of anti-tank weapons" during a press conference at St Michael's Square in Kyiv.

The US State Department said the assistance includes three million rounds of small-arms ammunition and equipment for HIMARS precision rocket launchers.

Zelensky thanked the US for its support, saying that "there will be more artillery shells that are needed right now."

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