President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy said that the situation on the Donbas front is serious and that the city of Bakhmut has practically collapsed.

According to APA, the head of state said in a video message that heavy clashes are taking place in the direction of Donetsk.

"The situation in the main areas of the front is very difficult.

In Soledar, Kremennaya and Bakhmut, there is no place where shells did not fall.

The city of Bakhmut was virtually destroyed.

The Russian army has turned this place into ruins," Zelensky said.