Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said he was “absolutely certain” the country will defeat Russia in “a short period of time” after Boris Johnson said there was a “realistic possibility” that Russia would win
Ukraine’s prime minister said the country was “absolutely certain” it would defeat invading Russian forces in “a short period of time” after Boris Johnson said there remained a “realistic possibility” for Russia to win.
Russia has launched a second phase of its invasion of the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine after retreating from its assault on the north that began on February 24.
And a Russian general said Friday that Moscow wants to take full control of southern Ukraine, which the Ukrainian government says shows Russia’s previous claims that it has no territorial ambitions were a lie.
But Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal is convinced that Ukraine will win the conflict.
“We are absolutely certain that Ukraine will win this war and the victory will be in (a) a very short time,” Denys Shmyhal told CNN when asked about Mr Johnson’s comment.
The British Prime Minister had been asked about the possibility of the war dragging on until next year and Russia winning, which Mr Johnson described as a “realistic possibility” during a press conference in India.
Mr Johnson said: “The sad thing is that this is a realistic possibility. Of course, Putin has a huge army, he is in a very difficult political position because he made a catastrophic mistake.
“The only option left to him now is to continue using his appalling, grueling approach, spearheaded by artillery, to try to crush the Ukrainians.”
But he added: “I think whatever military superiority Vladimir Putin is able to assert over the next few months – and I agree it might be a long time – he will not be able to capture the spirit of the Ukrainian people.” to conquer .”
At the same time, Britain has offered to send tanks to Poland so that it can supply Ukraine with its own heavy weapons for its fight against Russia.
The government has resisted sending its own tanks directly to Ukraine over fears that tensions with Russia would escalate, but it is understood that shipping equipment to Warsaw is the quickest way to help Ukraine is seen.
The plan would allow Poland to send Soviet-era T-72 tanks, which Ukrainian troops are trained to use, to Kyiv.
Western allies are also preparing to offer Ukraine security guarantees to make it “impregnable” to a future Russian invasion, the prime minister revealed.
Speaking at a press conference in New Delhi today, the Prime Minister said: “We are looking more at what we can do to replenish countries like Poland who may want to send heavier weapons to defend Ukrainians.
“We are considering sending tanks to Poland to help them send some of their T72s to Ukraine.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the allies had finally delivered the weapons Kyiv had asked for.
President Joe Biden said Thursday he has approved an additional $800 million in military aid to Ukraine, including heavy artillery, ammunition and drones. Canada said on Friday it had made more heavy artillery available to Ukraine.
The Ukrainian military said Russian forces had stepped up attacks along the front line to the east and were attempting an offensive in the Kharkiv region, north of their main target, the Donbass.
Ukrainian military commands in the south and east said they repelled 11 Russian attacks, killing up to 130 soldiers and destroying 12 tanks and 27 other armored vehicles.
Russia’s Defense Ministry said its forces had captured a large arms depot in the Kharkiv region. It was also reported that dozens of targets in the Donetsk and Kharkiv regions were hit on Friday.
Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Russia’s Chechnya region, who has often referred to himself as Putin’s “foot soldier,” wrote on his official Telegram account late Friday that Chechnya is sending hundreds of additional volunteers to fight for Russia in Ukraine.
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