Ukraine’s counterattack in its war with Russia has made “significant progress” in the past three days. The highlight in the United States is the progress made by the armed forces in Kiev, which aims to reoccupy the territories occupied by Russia.
The picture was summed up by a spokesman for the White House National Security Council, John Kirby: “In the past 72 hours we have noted some significant progress of the Ukrainian armed forces on this southern line,” confirming the information that was disclosed. By the military leaders of Kiev in the last few days and re-launched by the media. Kirby adds that the Ukrainians “have had some success against Russia’s second line of defence,” after acknowledging that progress so far has been slower than Ukraine itself had hoped.
In Ukraine, Kirby’s words match those of the Secretary of State. Dmytro KulebaIn an interview with Christiane Amanpour. “If Ukraine had failed” in its counterattack, “I might have been the first to tell the truth – but we are not failing, we are moving forward,” he told CNN. Kuleba added that “partners” of Ukraine “who are helping us, including the United States, know that things are going in the right direction.” He continued: “They understand that there is no tragedy and no kind of slowdown.” He points out that it is a “difficult battle.”
while the president Volodymyr Zelensky The United States continues to request huge supplies of F-16 fighters to arm the country’s skies and provide adequate cover for ground maneuvers. While waiting for help “from the sky”, Ukraine is about to receive its first Abrams tanks from the USA. Kiev is supposed to get the first 10 of the 31 tanks promised by Washington in mid-September, Politico expects, citing a US Defense Department official and another source familiar with the facts.
The 70-ton tanks are currently in Germany and undergoing refurbishment and will be shipped to Ukraine once completed. And the Abrams should, in the ideas of Kiev’s allies, give Ukrainian forces the advantage they need to overcome staunch Russian defenses in their counterattack.
On the other hand, Russia is not standing idly by. Moscow can use Sarmat missiles, which are intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of carrying 10 or more nuclear warheads. The Sarmat, also known as the Devil 2, is in a combat position, according to the RIA news agency. In June, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised the rapid deployment of this type of missile.
The new ICBMs are now being deployed in Russia “in combat readiness”, according to Yuri Borisov, director of the Russian space agency Roscosmos. On February 23, the TASS agency reports, Putin was expecting the new Sarmat missiles to be deployed this year. The silo-based ICBM system is capable of being armed with multiple nuclear warheads. It will replace the R-36M2 Voyevoda, which has been deployed since 1988.
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