Ukrainian army to liberate territories despite Russia pushing for a pause, says President's Office

10 November 2022, 07:09 PM
Mykhailo Podolyak (Photo:President's Office)

Mykhailo Podolyak (Photo:President's Office)

Russian generals are begging for a break in the war against Ukraine due to their army’s exhaustion, but the Ukrainian Armed Forces will continue to liberate the occupied territories, presidential advisor Mykhailo Podolyak said on Twitter on Nov. 10.

"It is clear why Russia needs ‘negotiations’ and ‘war freezing’: generals are begging for a break for an exhausted army, and Kremlin wants at least some territorial ‘victories’ to do not look like complete losers,” he wrote.

“But why would Ukraine need this? We continue to liberate our territories.”

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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu publicly ordered the Russian troops to retreat from the west bank of Kherson Oblast on Nov. 9.

Also on Nov. 9, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the Russians are ready to negotiate with Ukraine "taking into account the realities that are developing at this time".

Commenting on Zakharova;s, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said that Russia is only imitating a readiness for dialogue, and that actually the Russians are trying to gain time to recuperate for fresh assaults on Ukraine.

On Nov. 10, the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Valeriy Zaluzhnyi said that the Ukrainian Armed Forces had taken control of 12 settlements in Kherson Oblast.

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