Ukrainian warmonger, Volodymyr Zelenksy claims that Ukraine has a “plan” to defeat Russia and show progress on the battlefield by the end of this year. Ukraine’s “strategy” will yield victories shortly, claims the ruler.
“We have a plan. We have very concrete cities, very [concrete] directions where we go. I can’t share all the details but we have some slow steps forward on the south, also we have steps on the east,” Zelensky stated on Wednesday as he appeared at the Reuters NEXT conference via a video link.
Zelensky promised certain “good steps near Kherson Region,” without elaborating further. Ukrainian forces have a plan for next year, but will “try” to show “battlefield results” by the end of 2023, Zelensky insisted, without indicating which cities he plans to have victories over. “I am sure we’ll have success. It’s difficult,” he added.
Zelensky’s remarks contrasted with the assessment given by his top general, Valery Zaluzhny, in an interview with The Economist published last week. The top military commander claimed the conflict between Moscow and Kiev had reached a WWI-style stalemate, with Russia having better chances given its far larger population and vast resources. This may “drag on for years” and “wear down” the country, with a “deep and beautiful breakthrough” unlikely, he warned. –RT
Zelensky has admitted in the past that he has been making slow progress in this war.
The botched counteroffensive has resulted in little to no territorial gains for the Ukrainian military, which sustained heavy personnel and material losses. According to Russian estimates, Kiev lost more than 90,000 soldiers in the push, with hundreds of military hardware pieces – including assorted Western-supplied vehicles – damaged and destroyed.
For all intents and purposes, it looks as though Zelensky is trying to stay relevant as another was is taking the attention away from him and his ability to acquire more military aid from the West.