Russian Official Predicts The place Ukraine Will Launch Subsequent Counterattack

A Russian official reportedly spoke about the place Ukraine may launch its subsequent counterattack towards Russian forces amid the continued battle between the 2 international locations.

Whereas talking with the Russian state-run information company RIA Novosti, Leonid Pasechnik, the performing head of the Luhansk Individuals’s Republic in Jap Ukraine, stated that Ukrainian troops have constructed up sufficient forces to launch a counterattack within the area.

“The scenario is actually very troublesome,” Pasechnik stated, in line with the Russian state-run information company Pravda.

Final February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin introduced the “particular navy operation” in Ukraine, which sparked intense preventing between the 2 nations. In October, Putin introduced the unlawful annexation of 4 Ukrainian areas—Luhansk Individuals’s Republic, the Donetsk Individuals’s Republic, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia—claiming that they belonged to Russia.

A destroyed navy car within the Russian-controlled city of Severodonetsk within the japanese Lugansk area on January 24, 2023. In inset, the president of self-proclaimed separatist Lugansk Individuals’s Republic, Leonid Pasechnik, in the course of the St. Petersburg Financial Discussion board SPIEF 2022 on June 16, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Russia. On February 8, 2023, Pasechnik stated that Ukraine may quickly launch a counterattack in Luhansk.
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In a tweet on Wednesday, Serhiy Hayday, who serves because the Ukrainian head of the Luhansk area, wrote that “In #Kreminna course – most escalation, occupiers are attempting to interrupt by way of our protection line #LuhanskOblast.”

Previous to his tweet, Hayday informed the Russian information outlet Vot Tak that Russian forces had been shifting “in the direction of our course” warning of a doable assault.

“In all probability the minimal they want is 10 days to collect the reserves,” Hayday stated.

Throughout a current press convention, Ukrainian Protection Minister Oleksiy Reznikov stated his nation expects a Russian offensive on the February 24 anniversary of the invasion.

“We nonetheless, in fact, count on doable offensives from the Russians, as a result of it is February, they like symbolism. February 24 shall be a 12 months since this invasion started, the open stage of the Ukrainian-Russian battle, which started in 2014,” Reznikov stated.

“That is why we count on this strain. We’re prepared, the Armed Forces are prepared, the Workers of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief is consistently monitoring, so there are not any sudden issues for you and me.”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky additionally warned of a doable Russian assault within the coming days.

“Now Russia is concentrating its forces. Everyone knows that. It’s making ready to attempt to take revenge, not solely towards Ukraine, however towards a free Europe and the free world,” Zelensky stated at a current press convention, the Kyiv Publish reported.

This week, Davyd Arakhamia, the chief of the Servant of the Individuals Celebration in Ukraine, introduced that Reznikov was being moved from his put up because the minister of protection.

“Oleksiy Reznikov is being transferred throughout the authorities to the place of minister for strategic industries to strengthen military-industrial co-operation, which is totally logical, given his experience,” Arakhamia stated in a put up to his Telegram channel.

Newsweek reached out to the ministry of international affairs in Ukraine and Russia for remark.