Pentagon expects Ukrainian Army to continue recapturing Ukrainian territories in winter

13 October 2022, 12:45 PM
The Ukrainian military is firing at the Russian occupiers (Photo:General Staff/Facebook)

The Ukrainian military is firing at the Russian occupiers (Photo:General Staff/Facebook)

Ukrainian forces will continue fighting to iberate territories occupied by Russia throughout the winter season, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin said at a press conference following a “Ramstein format” meeting of Kyiv’s allies in Brussels on Oct. 12.

“I expect that Ukraine will continue to do everything it can throughout the winter to regain its territory and to be effective on the battlefield,” he said.

“And we’re going to do everything we can to make sure that they have what – what’s required to be effective.”

Austin also said the “international community remains united and focused and committed to doing everything that we can to help Ukraine protect its interests and defend its sovereign territory.”

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The sixth meeting in the Ramstein format was held in Brussels on Oct. 12. According to the Ukrainian Minister of Defense Oleksiy Reznikov, the issue of strengthening Ukraine’s air defense was the No. 1 issue on the agenda of the meeting.

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