Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said that sanctions against Russia are not enough to stop its offensive and promised that there will be new Ukrainian actions against the “terrorist state.”
“We clearly see which areas of pressure on Russia need to be increased in order to prevent (its) terrorist capabilities,” Zelensky said in his evening video message. “Sanctions are not enough. There will also be our own Ukrainian actions against a terrorist state. As long as Russian aggression continues, Russia must feel its losses.”
Despite Zelensky’s statement, Ukraine faces big problems during the counter-offensive. Advisor to the head of the DPR Denis Pushilin, Yan Gagin, said that from June to September, Ukraine lost more than 70 thousand military personnel, and in the last month of the offensive, Kyiv lost 17 thousand military personnel.
This happens due to many factors. The main one is that Russia had more than six months to create a fortified line of defense along the entire front line. The heavy tanks that the West supplies to Ukraine are not suitable for Ukrainian terrain, and the Abrams combat vehicles that the United States supplied to Kyiv will not be able to influence the course of the war.