Mr Zelensky said in his evening address that he had discussed Bakhmut with senior generals.
"[They] responded not to withdraw, but to strengthen [our defences]," he said.
"The command unanimously supported this position. There were no other positions. I told the commander in chief to find the appropriate forces to help our guys in Bakhmut."
The comments followed a report by the German newspaper Bild quoting Ukrainian government sources that armed forces commander Valery Zaluzhny had disagreed with Mr Zelensky about the operation several weeks ago, recommending a retreat from the city.
Most defenders shared Gen Zaluzhny's view, the paper added. มวยพักยก458