NewsPeskov Dismisses General Zaluzhny: "There has been no stalemate"

Peskov Dismisses General Zaluzhny: "There has been no stalemate"

Spokesperson for the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitrij Pieskow
Spokesperson for the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitrij Pieskow
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8:08 PM EDT, November 2, 2023

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has responded to a recent heavyweight interview by Ukrainian General Valery Zaluzhny. Zaluzhny voiced his viewpoint that there has been a deadlock on the frontlines that might be intricate to disentangle. However, Peskov assures that everything is proceeding as per the set plan, and Moscow is "in continual progress with the specialized military operation".

In an interview with "The Economist" weekly, Valery Zaluzhny, the commander of the Ukrainian army, acknowledged that there is an impasse on the front. He believes it could only be disrupted through significant technological evolution, a breakthrough that seems unimaginable for the time being. The Ukrainian general admitted his miscalculation. He initially contemplated that the heavy human toll would influence Russia to retreat from the war, but these expectations were unfulfilled.

"Russia has lost at least 150,000 dead. In any other country such casualties would have stopped the war", expressed Zaluzhny with great concern.

The General also signified that according to the earlier plans and NATO guidelines, Ukrainian soldiers were projected to secure Crimea within four months and return. Contrarily, they only succeeded in moving the frontline by about 10.6 miles in five months.

Peskov Rebuts Zaluzhny's Statements

As reported by the Russian news agency RIA Novosti, Dmitry Peskov has refuted the statements made by Zaluzhny. The Russian boastfully claims the absence of any stalemate.

"No, no stalemate has occurred. Russia is relentlessly continuing the specialized military operation. All objectives must be attained", the Kremlin representative stated, denying the standpoint of Ukraine.

Furthermore, Peskov advises Ukraine to recognize the actuality that once the "regime in Kyiv" comprehends its stance in the conflict, it will be able to start considering the "potential outcomes" that may then emerge.

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