Ukraine cannot launch counter-offensive yet, Zelenskyy says
A Ukrainian tank near Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast, March 7, 2023 (Photo:Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty / Serhii Nuzhnenko)
Ukraine is not in a position to launch a counter-offensive yet, as it lacks the equipment and ammunition to do so, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in an interview with the Japanese publication the Yomiuri Shimbun on March 25.
"We can't start (the offensive) yet," the president said.
“We can't send them (our soldiers) to the front under such conditions.”
The Ukrainian leader once again called on the allies to increase the supply of weapons.
"If there is political will, you can find a way to support us," Zelenskyy said.
“We’re at war, and we cannot wait.”
Zelenskyy said that the situation in eastern Ukraine is "not good," emphasizing that the reason for this is "a lack of ammunition."
"We’re waiting for ammunition from our partners," Zelenskyy said.
He said Russian invasion forces were firing three times more shells per day than Ukrainian troops.
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