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According to Vladimir Putin, the Ukrainian counterattack was not ‘successful’

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Ukrainian army’s counteroffensive, which began in June, had not succeeded in countering the resistance of Russian defenses in eastern and southern Ukraine.

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“All the enemy’s attempts to break through our defense (…), especially using strategic reserves, were unsuccessful during the entire period of the offensive. The enemy did not succeed. ”Vladimir Putin said. Speaking in an interview with the Rossia-1 TV channel, broadcast on Sunday, he considered the situation to be so “positive” Russian forces at the front.

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“Our troops are performing heroically. Unexpectedly for the opponent, they go on the offensive in certain sectors and capture more advantageous positions.said the Russian leader.

Strong Russian defences

On Friday, the head of Ukraine’s presidential administration, Andrych Yermak, admitted that the counterattack by Kiev was not advancing. “not so fast”Stressing that the Western allies did not put pressure on Kiev on this issue.

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Since June with the support of heavy weapons provided by the West, the counter-offensive is slowly advancing against the Russian forces who have had time to set up strong defences, in particular the formidable minefields, and who still have ample firepower to bombard the Ukrainian forces.

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On Sunday, the Ukrainian General Staff said that offensive operations in the direction of Melitopol and Berdyansk, two Russian-occupied towns in southern Ukraine, are continuing.

Earlier this week, on Tuesday, the Russian Defense Minister informed him that Russian forces had succeeded in penetrating 1.5 kilometers deep along a stretch of the front near Liman, in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine.

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