June 1, 2023
Ukrainian Minister: The war is entering a protracted phase |  Globalism

Ukrainian Minister: The war is entering a protracted phase | Globalism

war in Ukraine It is entering a “protracted phase,” Ukraine’s Defense Minister, Oleksiy Reznikov, said on Tuesday, who indicated that Russia He seeks to control the entire Donbass region and occupy the south of the country.

“The Russia Reznikov told the EU Defense Ministers and the Secretary-General NATO, Jens Stoltenberg. The text of the speech was published on his Facebook account.

According to Reznikov, the Russian forces have strengthened their positions in the territories they occupy in the Zaporizhia and Kherson regions, “to, if necessary, switch to a defensive position.

“At the moment, the main efforts of the Kremlin are focused on trying to encircle and destroy the concentration of Ukrainian armed forces in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, partly in the hands of pro-government separatists.Russia.

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Reznikov stated that Moscow’s goal is to “create a land corridor linking Russia to the Crimea”, a peninsula it annexed in 2014, and occupies” all of its south Ukraine“.

The minister called on the Western allies to better coordinate the delivery of weapons to Kyiv “to liberate our lands as quickly as possible.”

Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said Russian forces are carrying out “attacks along the entire line of contact” in the Donetsk region, and partly in neighboring Lugansk, as they are trying to make their way near Popasna and towards Severodonetsk, one of the main cities. The territory under Ukrainian control, according to its ruler, Sergei Gaidai.

The governor also reported an “intensification of the bombing against the civilian population”, particularly in Girsky.