Russian commander: Situation in special military operation area tense

In this handout photo taken from video and released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Oct 10, 2022, a Russian air force pilot is seen in the cockpit of his Su-25 as it flies on a mission in Ukraine. (RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY PRESS SERVICE VIA AP)

MOSCOW – The situation in the zone of the special military operation can be described as tense, commander of Russia's joint group of forces in Ukraine Sergey Surovikin told media on Tuesday.

The Ukrainian side does not abandon attempts to attack the positions of Russian troops, he said, adding that the Ukrainian army losses 600 to 1,000 people every day.

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The Russian army will act consciously in a timely manner, without excluding the adoption of difficult decisions, he said.