President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that about 700,000 people are currently involved in hostilities in Ukraine.
“With the forces at the beginning of the invasion, Ukraine would not be able to stop Russia, as the country's territory had to be defended in many directions. At the beginning of the year, I signed a decree to increase the number of servicemen by another 100,000. But even that would not hinder the Russian side,” Zelensky said.
The Ukrainian President also presented his views on victory in the conflict.
“I’d consider it a victory for our state, as of today, to advance to the February 24 line without unnecessary losses. It will mean that we have not been captured, that we have defended our land. Then we will sit at the negotiations table,” he stressed.