Before traveling to Buenos Aires to attend the inauguration of Javier Mili, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky called for Russia to prevent it from regaining the initiative on the battlefield this winter. Full East Front.
“The task of our state, even now, in winter, no matter how difficult, is to show strength and not allow the enemy to take the initiative and not allow it to gain a foothold,” he stressed in a message. Nation last night.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine announced today that on Friday Russian troops carried out dozens of attacks on various sectors of the front, mainly in the east near the cities of Avdiivka and Maringa.
According to the Ukrainian war report, all attacks were repulsed, including 35 in the Avdiyvka region and 24 in the Maringa region.
The Russian army has “about 40,000 troops or a little more” stationed in the Avdiyivka sector alone, Oleksandr Shtubun, a spokesman for the Davria military group, told Ukrainian television.
“The enemy is suffering significant casualties: 300 to 400 men every day. The Russian invaders have not yet reduced the activity of their infantry,” he assured.
The Russian Ministry of Defense reported that in the last twenty-four hours it had repelled seven Ukrainian offensives on different sectors of the Eastern Front, causing up to 625 enemy casualties, including dead and wounded.
In addition, the Russian military command raised several rocket production plants with high-precision missiles Grad multiple mouth missiles and Grom tactical missiles.
American aid to Q, in the air
This week, Republicans in the US Senate blocked a $60 billion (about 55 billion euros) aid package for Ukraine that kyiv says is critical to the country’s security.
According to many experts, the Republican veto threatens to leave Ukraine without enough weapons to defend itself against Russia, especially as pressure from Russian troops on the front lines increases.
“Analysts believe that the fierce fighting in the east is a possible turning point in the war in favor of Russia, the Russian Federation. But I fundamentally disagree,” Mykola Malomuj, a retired general of Ukraine, said in a statement to Digital Ukrainian Ops. .ua
He said that Russia is now trying to prove that Ukraine’s counteroffensive has failed, and that “the Kremlin is trying to communicate this idea to the whole world.”
According to Malomush, despite the massive concentration of troops next to Avdiyvka, capturing the city in the coming weeks is “practically impossible”.
Ukraine’s Defense Minister Rustem Umerov today sent a message of optimism about the prospects for the Crimean peninsula, annexed by Russia in 2014.
“The events that we are preparing for in 2024 will give us a good chance that they (the Russians) will leave our Crimea forever,” he said in statements to the national news telethon.
Umerov recalled that Ukraine showed the world that despite not having a powerful navy, it had forced Russia out of Crimea, which would mean withdrawing the bulk of the Russian Black Sea Fleet from the peninsula. EFE
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