“There will most likely be no deep and beautiful breakthrough,” Gen. Valery Zaluzhnyy stated.
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told POLITICO on Thursday that Zalzuhnyy’s phrases had been “consistent with what we’ve been informed,” and “there was hope that they would make more gains” throughout Ukraine’s ongoing counteroffensive.
But Zelenskyy pushed again on that in his wide-ranging interview with Welker.
He stated the Ukrainian army is “coming up with different plans” however is conscious these plans are “impossible to do without weapons, without relevant, proper weapons. It’s a fact.”
The query of whether or not the warfare has reached a stalemate comes as Congress is debating sending extra army assist to Ukraine, which is a priority of each Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. They hope to loop Ukraine funding into a broader deal that encompasses Israel, Taiwan and the U.S. border with Mexico, however they’ve confronted opposition from the House, which on Thursday passed a $14.5 billion standalone Israel aid bill.
Zelenskyy ended the interview with a easy, partially bleeped motive that Ukraine continues to battle: “We are not ready to give our freedom to this f—ing terrorist, Putin. That’s it. That’s why we are fighting. That’s it.”