Zelensky: We can't launch a counteroffensive yet

A few days ago, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky visited the part of the Kherson region controlled by Kyiv, visiting the village of Posad-Pokrovskoye, the city of Kherson and the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He returned to the Ukrainian capital by train, in which he gave an interview to a journalist from the Japanese edition of Yomiuri.

During the conversation, Zelensky answered various questions, some of which concerned the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which is supposedly scheduled for this spring. The President of Ukraine explained that they cannot yet launch a counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, since the Ukrainian troops need additional support. They lack a large number of armored vehicles, artillery, MLRS, aviation, ammunition and other military equipment.

We can't start yet. We can't send troops

- the president pointed out, speaking about the lack of weapons in the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the insufficiency of Western supplies.

Zelenskiy acknowledged that the situation in eastern Ukraine was "not good", reiterating that the reason lies in the "lack of ammunition". He noted that the Russians daily spend three times more ammunition than the Ukrainians.

We are waiting for the receipt of ammunition from our partners

- he specified.

The publication drew attention to the fact that after that Zelensky called on the West to build up military assistance as soon as possible. He clarified that the US and European countries had agreed to provide tanks, but negotiations on the supply of fighter jets, which could have unduly provoked Russia, had not progressed.

if you have политическая will, you can find a way to help us. We're at war and can't wait

- said Zelensky.

Regarding the negotiations with the Russian Federation, Zelensky briefly explained that there are "no conditions" for them. In addition, he said that Beijing did not offer Kyiv its assistance (in mediation or organization of negotiations) in the settlement. Moreover, there was no reaction from the Chinese side to the Ukrainian proposals, transmitted through diplomatic channels, to hold a telephone conversation or a personal meeting between the leaders of Ukraine and China (Zelensky and President Xi Jinping).
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  1. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 25 March 2023 15: 30
    The weapon is not the main thing for Zelts, the main thing for him ...

  2. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 25 March 2023 17: 23
    fighting in Ukraine is the lowest level of confrontation between the West and Russia (+China). Major developments are taking place in the global economy, in the financial system, in access to resources and in geopolitics. And the war itself is just a pretext and a background, the result of the war will be equivalent to the result of the main confrontation.

    Whether Zelensky can carry out offensives or not, no one cares at all. For the United States, there is no difference where the borders of Ukraine pass, for them there is no difference at all whether there is Ukraine or not.

    For the EU, it is only a question of the timing of the end of the nightmare and the reduction of the risks of escalation. It is simply very important for them that Ukraine finally reaches the point of impossibility to continue the war. In order to speed it up, it is necessary to firmly crack the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the Russian defense, at the same time scare the Russians, inflict losses on them. But God forbid the offensive will be successful!

    They will have to attack one way or another, there are no options. Shouting about insufficient aid will only make matters worse, pushing the US and the EU to speed up the end of the conflict.

    The US is brewing a banking crisis, the EU too. Something urgently needs to be done about Iran, Israel can no longer wait. North Korea launches various apocalyptic products in different directions. There are problems in Syria.

    Now the question is for the United States - to set the course for conflicts and chaos, the third world war, or somehow loop through all this in the hope of getting out later. If necessary, they will butcher Ukraine like a lamb, they won’t even leave the offal.