President Zelensky on Wednesday stated Ukraine is making ready a “highly effective countermeasure” in opposition to Russian forces and planning “new options” to take care of continued assaults on Ukrainian infrastructure.
“We’re analyzing the intentions of the occupiers and are making ready a countermeasure – an much more highly effective countermeasure than now,” Zelensky stated in his most up-to-date nightly deal with to Ukrainians.
Although the president didn’t go into element on what the countermeasure would appear like, he stated Kyiv is concentrated on points within the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson areas, in addition to Crimea and different frontline areas.
Ukraine mounted a profitable counteroffensive in opposition to Russia earlier this yr, delivering some battlefield setbacks to Moscow’s forces and pushing occupiers again to the border in some locations. Now, the nation is weathering an onslaught of Russian assaults and coping with a battered energy system.
“We thought-about the problem of offering for the army and supplying new tools and ammunition. I individually held a gathering on vitality and communication points… We’re making ready new options. We’re additionally making ready new options to forestall any alternative for Russia to control the interior lifetime of Ukraine. We are going to present particulars in due time,” Zelensky stated.
Russia has been pounding Ukraine’s infrastructure for weeks in an obvious try to cripple the nation’s vitality grid forward of the winter season, which Ukrainian officers have warned could possibly be devastating to civilian life.
Zelensky stated Wednesday that some 6 million Ukrainians are presently with out electrical energy.
“We perceive that terrorists are making ready new strikes. We all know that for positive. And so long as they’ve missiles, they gained’t cease, sadly… Collectively and serving to one another we’ll cross this problem of warfare as properly: this winter, this Russia’s try to make use of the chilly in opposition to individuals,” Zelensky stated in an deal with over the weekend.