The Russian invasion of Ukraine marks its one and a half year anniversary this Thursday, right on Ukraine’s Independence Day, and President Volodymyr Zelensky marked the day with a message calling for the “fight” to continue and justifying it The role of all citizens, from the military to journalists, even business people or teachers, so that the country can continue to resist the Russian invasion.
“It’s a fight for something everyone cares about. An independent Ukraine,” Zelenski said, speaking of an independence “that everyone can feel a part of,” including those who “survived the occupation” in the areas where they are currently under Russian control.
The counter-offensive is progressing slowly
The counteroffensive is progressing slowly, and that’s something Ukraine’s main ally, the US, seems impatient. who foresee the failure of Ukraine. Nevertheless, Washington continues to approve military aid packages for Ukraine.
In fact, Ukraine has fulfilled its demands to obtain F-16 fighter jets from its allies to protect its population and its troops.
Regarding the counteroffensive, Zelenski said it was “complicated” by the “density” of minefields used by the occupying Russian forces to protect their lines.
Nevertheless, Zelenskyj recalled it Ukrainian forces have not halted their advance on all three sectors of the front where they’ve gone on the offensive since the start of this new territory reclamation campaign in early June.
The success of these Ukrainian operations will also depend to a large extent on whether the Kiev forces can contain the offensives that Moscow is launching on the Kupyansk railway junction (northeast) without using excessive amounts of ammunition and soldiers, the front on which Russia is more sent troops into battle.
The head of the Wagner Group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, dies in a plane crash
Wagner Group founder Yevgeny Prigozhin was traveling aboard a private plane that crashed in Russia’s Tver region north of Moscow this Wednesday, Russia’s Federal Aviation Agency confirmed, after authorities gave way for seven passengers and three crew members perished Life.
The Russian oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin became known worldwide as the head of the Wagner Group, a mercenary group that, after taking part in the war in Ukraine, appeared together with the Russian army Two months ago he led a failed military uprising against the Kremlin.