"According to the results of this period, the 105th day of the full-scale war, Severodonetsk remains the epicenter of the confrontation in Donbas. We are defending our positions and inflicting significant losses on the enemy," said President of Ukraine in his address.

Our defenders are fighting for every inch of the city, said Serhiy Hayday, head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration.

Ukraine has urged its Western allies to speed up delivery of weapons. Norway has donated 22 self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine. Zelenskyy said he had a telephone call with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz during which the pair discussed "enhancing defense support" and other issues.