Ukrainian army persists despite setbacks: Russia prepared for protracted war, says general
Vladimir Putin commenced his aggression in Ukraine in 2014. The first phase was the illegal annexation of Crimea and the instigation of military operations in Ukraine's eastern regions. Full-blown aggression began on February 24, 2022, and it persists today.
Last year, significant optimism accompanied the Ukrainian counteroffensive, which commenced in spring with substantial support from Western-supplied equipment. However, this endeavour unfortunately met with failure, and a protracted war effort continues to be fought.
Ukraine's economic woes, diminishing enthusiasm from the West, and Putin’s ruthless strategies are pushing General Boguslaw Pacek towards a more pessimistic outlook.
Ukraine, recognizing its arduous circumstances, is aware, albeit not pronouncing it openly yet, that it is unlikely to regain Crimea at this point and will need to reconcile with the loss of some eastern regions. Russia is prepared for a protracted war, even one lasting several years, according to the general.
In spite of struggles at the frontline, the Ukrainian army continues its defence of its territory. A number of short films have appeared on social media, highlighting minor Russian losses on the frontlines.
In one of these films, we witness a Russian rifle landing in the vicinity of Ukrainian soldiers after an explosion. This incident was a result of an explosion that occurred just a few yards away.
Ukraine anticipates aid from the USA
Following lengthy negotiations, the US Senate revealed a bill on Sunday proposing a financial aid package worth 118 billion dollars for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan.
This proposal also intends to bolster US border security and execute reforms in immigration policy . A majority of these funds, around 60 billion dollars, are earmarked for support to Ukraine. President Joe Biden has advocated for the acceptance of this proposal, however, its future is uncertain as Republican leaders in the House of Representatives have already dismissed the possibility of its approval.