kyiv hopes to win by the end of the year. Moscow says the West is in a ‘total hybrid war’
With victory in the war in the Kharkiv region, Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kyiv forces are advancing towards the southeastern isthmus, with Ukrainian intelligence accusing Russia of having fewer battalions ready for war, it therefore seeks an initiative. Secret mobilization. In an interview, General Kirillo Budanov said that the voice of hope would be a turning point in the second half of August and that the war would be won by the end of this year. The head of Russian diplomacy for his part condemned the “all-out mixed war” between the West and his country, while a group of more industrialized nations showed their support for Ukraine by discussing the entry of the NATO in Finland and Sweden.
A day after Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksi Resnikov warned that the war had entered a ‘new and long phase’, ‘very difficult weeks’ were ahead, although we don’t know by how many weeks we are talking about, said General Kirillo Budanov. The calendar and the second half of August marked a “turning point”. In an interview with Sky News, the 36-year-old general expressed optimism about the outcome of the conflict and called the Russian military “armed groups”. Budanov predicts that “the most active combat operations will be completed by the end of this year.”
“As a result, we will renew Ukrainian power in all our lost territories, including Donbass and Crimea,” he said. He thinks that kyiv’s victory will have consequences for the occupying country. “This will eventually lead to a change of direction in the Russian Federation. This process has already started and they are moving in this direction,” he said, with the possibility of a relentless course, he says.
For weeks, Russia has used the isthmus for an all-out offensive in Donbass, advancing south of the city, while other Russian forces advance north of Donetsk in a bid to besiege tens of thousands of people. Ukrainian soldiers. But in recent days, the loss of Russian territory in the Kharkiv region and the fierce Ukrainian offensive around Izium give indications that Moscow could face another military defeat here.
Oleg Synegubov, head of the Kharkiv region’s military administration, said Russia was “retreating” in some areas around Kharkiv after weeks of fierce fighting to drive Russian troops out of nearby towns and villages. In this way, Ukrainian forces are able to intercept Izium’s supply lines. If confirmed, it could have implications for Russia’s plans to surround Ukrainian troops further south.
227 The Ukrainian prosecutor’s office claims that at least 227 children have been killed and more than 420 injured as a result of the Russian occupation since February 24.
Synegubov explained that the attack was designed to block any Russian advances south of Izium’s two important cities, Sloviansk and Kramatorsk. Meanwhile, officials said Russian troops were preparing to attack several towns in the Donetsk region, such as Sivrodonetsk, Soledar and Baghmud, while launching airstrikes and bombarding the area with artillery. According to Luhansk Governor Sergei Keito, Russian troops suffered heavy casualties and material losses on Friday in “intense fighting on the Donetsk border near Bobasna”.
The US Department of Defense says Russian troops have not made “significant achievements”, with Ukrainian artillery already equipped with supplies sent by Western countries, “against Russian attempts to gain ground”.
Russia’s foreign minister said the West had declared an “all-out hybrid war” against his country and it was difficult to predict how long it would last and whether the effects of the war in Ukraine would be felt in the world. whole world. “We did everything we could to avoid direct confrontation – but now the challenge is up, and of course we accept it,” he said.
50 German Ambassador Annalena Berbach warns that 50 million people risk starving to death as Russia besieges the Black Sea, preventing grain ships from leaving Ukrainian ports.
“Western politicians must understand that their efforts to isolate our country are in vain,” Sergei Lavrov said of the sanctions, accusing Western countries of stealing other countries’ assets and losing their reputation as trusted partners.
However, the Russian leader spoke with his Finnish ally, who told him about his country’s upcoming bid for NATO membership. Putin called this decision “wrong”.
“The conversation was direct and direct, and it went well. It was considered important to avoid tensions,” said Finn Sauli Ninisto. In a statement released by the Kremlin, Putin said he responded to Finland’s president by saying that “there is no security threat to Finland.
“Such a change in the political orientation of the country could have a negative impact on Russian-Finnish relations.
Niinisto and Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin announced Thursday their support for “immediate” NATO membership. Sweden, another country outside the military alliance, is expected to apply to join NATO soon after Sunday’s meeting of the ruling Social Democrats. Diplomatic chiefs from the three countries are meeting NATO foreign ministers in Berlin this weekend, following the Turkish president’s negative response to reports that he was harboring terrorists in the Nordic countries and referring to militants Kurds and glenists in exile.
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The recent declarations of the French president and the demand of the German chancellor for a ceasefire in Moscow have opened rifts in the Ukrainian united front. The Ukrainian president has condemned Emmanuel Macron.
“That’s what no Western leader should do – he should allow Putin to save face in Ukraine’s sovereignty,” said Swedish economist Anders Asland. crony capitalism of russia, At the request of Elisa. On Monday, Emmanuel Macron called for peace without “insulting” Russia, which was poorly received in kyiv. “We must not look for a way to Russia, Macron does it. In vain”, commented Volodymyr Zelensky in an interview with the Italian channel RAI.
“I know he wants to get results in the mediation between Russia and Ukraine, but he got nothing. Until Russia understands that they want it and need it. [terminar a guerra]I will not look for any way out,” the Ukrainian president said.
Elyse denied that the French head of state had tried to obtain “diplomatic concessions”. He reminded Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian that “maintaining the dialogue mechanism is a viable option”.
At a time when there are indications that Russian troops could suffer the same fate as in kyiv in eastern Ukraine, Olaf Scholes’ call for a ceasefire with Putin has been considered by many commentators as “inappropriate”. It also exposes the differences in attitudes between London and Washington (Putin even said that Putin “couldn’t stay in power”), and Paris and Berlin, on the other hand. “The English-speaking world is defending Ukraine, while the European Union is defending itself,” says Irish political researcher Eoin Drea, of the Think Tank Martens Center in Brussels.
Putin’s health is in question
First of all it’s tabloids like this The sun Inform that the Russian leader is ill. Then American New Lines Magazine Revealed The content of the conversation between an oligarchy and a Western businessman in which the Russian says that Putin has “blood cancer” and wishes “to die of his cancer or internal intervention as a conspiracy”.
The Washington-based newspaper has had access to the FSB (Russian secret service) reference since mid-March, in which regional directors were told not to believe rumors that portrayed the president in a dangerous situation – news that has had the opposite effect.
It is now the turn of Ukrainian General Guerrero Putin to say that Vladimir Putin is “in a very bad physical and mental state and very ill”. Christopher Steele, a former MI6 agent in Russia, told Sky News he believed the reports: “Of course, from what we’re hearing from sources in Russia and elsewhere, Putin is really seriously ill.”