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Ukrainians from the 148th Artillery Brigade fire an M777 howitzer at Russian positions in Donetsk on Thursday. Two days before, the Russians had attacked 125 different places on the front line. Photo: Francisco Seco / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 11.05.2024 03:35:34

War and conflicts: Russia is on the offensive and is trying to exploit Ukraine’s arms drought, according to General Oleksandr Pavlyuk.

– Russia knows that if we get enough weapons within a month or two, the situation can turn around, he tells the newspaper The Economist.

The interview was conducted before Friday’s news about a large-scale Russian ground offensive in the Kharkiv region in the northeast of the country.

Pavlyuk says Russia is making advances in various places on the front before deciding where to strike with great force.

Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense has stated that in the course of one day, May 5, they recorded a total of 125 Russian attacks along the 700 kilometer long front line. This is a sharp increase from March, when Ukraine reported that it had suffered a maximum of 53 attacks in one day.

After months of political tug-of-war, the United States last month approved another $61 billion aid package for Ukraine, but it will take some time for this aid to materialize on the battlefield.

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