In a somber revelation, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared on Sunday that Ukraine’s ambitious counteroffensive aimed at reclaiming its territories from Moscow’s forces was proving to be faltering.
The preceding day, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy had issued a stern warning to his fellow countrymen, underscoring the determined efforts of Moscow to thwart Kyiv’s troops in their retaliatory actions.
The much-anticipated fightback from Kyiv had commenced after astutely amassing a formidable arsenal of Western weaponry and bolstering its offensive capabilities during the preceding month, as reported by AFP.
During a televised interview aired today, President Putin asserted, “All enemy attempts to break through our defences… they have not succeeded since the offensive began. The enemy is not successful.”
Ukraine, though not without valor, had been forced to concede challenging battles on Friday.
Presently, their advancement has somewhat slowed, as revealed by Andriy Yermak, the esteemed head of Ukraine’s presidential office, during a candid exchange with reporters.
According to Kyiv’s announcement on Friday, their troops had valiantly surged forward, gaining nearly two kilometers of ground along the southern front during the preceding week.
Furthermore, Mykola Urshalovych, a distinguished senior representative of the National Guard, divulged to the press that the troops had been making headway toward the occupied southern city of Melitopol in the midst of this relentless offensive.
And on this Sunday, the army divulged its persistent pursuit of offensive operations towards Melitopol and Berdyansk.
With a sense of urgency, the Ukrainian president had voiced concerns last week over the delayed delivery of the pledged arms, which had been impeding Kyiv’s counteroffensive efforts.
He passionately urged the United States and other allies to expedite the provision of long-range weapons and artillery crucial to their cause.