A senior US defense official told reporters that there were still problems with the coordination of Russian forces, the morale of the troops and the logistics.
“We will continue to be vigilant about our predictions,” he added.
“The United States is committed to doing whatever it can to defend itself, including training Ukrainians,” a senior official, who did not want to be named.
“[Os ucranianos] They are doing very well on the battlefield, they have no synchronization problems, they have no command issues, and their logistics and distribution are truly historic, “he said.
“But the Russians still have a significant portion of the skills they have accumulated since the fall on the borders of Ukraine,” he stressed.
“Fighting skills are not enough to win a war,” the company said, adding that “you must have the will to fight and a good path.”
But despite all this, he noted that “we continue to believe that this conflict will continue.”
The Russian military, which is now focusing on its efforts in southern Ukraine to build a land bridge to connect the Russian mainland with the annexed Crimean peninsula in 2014, took control of the port of Mariupol after Ukrainian troops surrendered to protect the steel plant from the Azovstal.
The Kremlin is “absolutely certain” about the “liberation” of the Donbass and the militarization of neighboring territories in eastern Ukraine, following the surrender of almost all Azovstel supporters.
“First, the complete liberation of the historic territories awaits Donbass. I firmly believe that the Russian military and the militias in Donetsk and Lukansk will reclaim the historic frontiers,” said Sergei Kryenko, vice president of the presidential administration.
Sergei Kryenko insisted that Moscow “wants to militarize the neighborhood so that they can stop launching missiles and mortars into the Donbass territory.”
“The future of Donbass will be decided by its citizens. They will surely get that opportunity,” he said.
Ukraine’s war, now entering its 85th day, has already displaced more than 14 million people – about eight million internally displaced persons and more than 6.3 million neighbors – according to the latest UN data. Considered the worst that has ever occurred.
According to the United Nations, about 15 million people in Ukraine are in need of humanitarian assistance.
The Russian invasion – justified by Russian President Vladimir Putin and the need to “tenacify” and “militarize” Ukraine for Russia’s security – was condemned by the international community in general, which responded by sending arms to Ukraine and imposing sanctions that effectively affect Ukraine. In all fields from banking to sports.
The UN confirmed today that 3,811 civilians had been killed and 4,278 wounded, and stressed that the actual number could be even higher and that it would only be known if there was access to the besieged cities or areas that have been hit by intense fighting.
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