After removing the Russian troops from the north-east of the country, through a quick counter-offensive, Ukraine wants to liberate all the occupied territories.
American President Joe Biden warns, however, that the goal will be reached after “a long road”, and is preparing a new package of military assistance to help Kiev.
President Zelenskiy made a surprise visit to Izium and Kharkiv to thank the troops for the lightning advance of the past week, and to encourage the people there.
But when he returned to Kyiv, Zelenskiy’s car was involved in a traffic accident.
The spokesman said that the Ukrainian president has no serious injuries. On the other hand, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is threatening the West with World War III.
After the retreat of the Russians, the people of Izium try to rebuild their lives. But the disaster left behind overshadows their joy of liberation.
“There is no electricity, water, gas. There were bombings again in early September. Just when I thought it was all over, I heard the whistling of rockets. We hope for the best. We hope we don’t fall to the Russians“, reacted a local woman.
Medvedev makes new threats
President Zelensky also visited the recently liberated Kharkiv, and tried to encourage the people there to resist the terrible times they are going through.
Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine: “We have to redo everything. Now the governor of the region and the mayor are under my command and little by little we will do what is needed for the people, it is a big challenge, mostly not easy“.
However, military successes also increase the risks.
Local: “(Putin) doesn’t know what else to do and will hit our infrastructure harder and harder, so that we no longer have water, electricity, to amplify the chaos and intimidate us. But he will not win, we will survive and Putin will crack soon!“.
Instead, the former president of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, qualified the security guarantees demanded by Kyiv from the most important Western countries as “a prologue to the third world war”.
“If these half-wits continue to unbridledly pump the Kyiv regime with the most dangerous types of weapons, then sooner or later the military campaign will move to another level. Then their peoples will feel the pain to the full. Their earth will literally burn and their concrete will melt. All over the world it will be very, very bad. After all, it is said: ‘The third part of men were killed by these three plagues: by fire, by smoke, and by brimstone that came out of their mouths’ (Rev. 9:18)”, Dmitri Medevdev threatened with quotes from the Apocalypse.
Three great dangers for Ukraine
Beyond such hysterical statements, American generals with a lot of experience on the front draw attention to three dangers for Ukraine.
The first would be tempo – that is, the speed of operations. In other words, troops must not advance faster than artillery, supply trucks, scouts, and intelligence can follow.
Another factor that must be taken into account is the fatigue of the soldiers. Experience shows that the forces on the offensive can only attack for 4-5 days without yielding. And commanders and leaders start making very bad decisions after three days of insufficient sleep.
Finally, there is the danger of unpredictable elements. For example, the effects of the attack on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, the consequences of a possible breakdown of the nuclear power plant, the resort to weapons of mass destruction by Moscow, or the consequences of a coup d’état in the Kremlin.
Source: PROTV news
Tags: Russia, Ukraine, war,
Publication date: 15-09-2022 09:28