President of Russia, vladimir putinToday predicts the failure of Ukraine’s current counteroffensive in the following areas donetsk yes Zaporozhyeand announced that Moscow was seriously considering abandoning the Black Sea food agreement.
“The enemy has not been successful in any one area of the front line,” he said. Putin Meet Russian war correspondents and military bloggers Kremlin.
instead, Kyiv It claims to have recaptured a total of seven towns, equivalent to an area of 90 square kilometers, since June 4.
Putin He called the losses suffered by Ukrainian troops as they attempted to withdraw from the east and south of the country as “catastrophic”, with Western media estimating dozens of casualties.
“We have ten times as many casualties as they Ukrainian armed forces’, he said, and sincerely attacked 54 Russian tanks that were destroyed in those bloody battles.
A total of more than 160 tanks, 360 armor, And 25% to 30% of the equipment supplied by the West, and the weapons that have been destroyed by Russian artillery and aviation in the past ten days.
He stressed that the “irreversible” casualties on the Ukrainian side were “almost 50%” compared to 30% under normal circumstances.
U.S. “He’s pretending not to be scared (of the escalation). On the contrary, there are a lot of rational people out there who don’t want to screw it up world war threewhere there will be no winner, including European Union‘, he warned.
In turn, he warned Kyiv When its military industry does not produce “a little crumb”, it can only resist for a long time with the weapons provided by its Western allies.
he remembers the tank Leopard 2 Bradley armored vehicles “burn beautifully” supplied by European countries and the United States.
As for a possible Russian offensive, he assured that “everything will depend on the potential that exists at the end of the so-called counteroffensive. That’s the key.”
In addition, he also proposed Russia are considering quitting “now” by turkish and hewill expire in mid-July.
Russia I didn’t sign this agreement because of the discount Ukraine“But to our friendly countries Africa yes Latin America. because food has to go to the poorest countries first,” he insisted.
although he also acknowledged that he will discuss the issue with a delegation of African leaders visiting this week St. Petersburg peace initiative Ukraine.
For his part, the Secretary-General he, Antonio Guterresexpressing his concern that Russia will withdraw from the agreement on July 17.
specific requirements Russia is that bank Russian agriculture (Rosselkhozbank) reconnected to the payment system fastto restore the supply of agricultural machinery and spare parts Russiaand remove restrictions on insurance and reinsurance.
“Unfortunately, they lied to us again, they did nothing to release supplies to foreign markets. I mean shipping, insurance, payment, bank of russia to the system fast“,Yes Grain deals “have many different conditions, and Westerners have to he…but nothing was done,” the president declared.
Other requests include restoration of ammonia pipeline Togliatti Odessa this allows Russia Pumping chemicals to major ports in Ukraine black seaand the unlocking of assets and accounts of Russian companies involved in food and fertilizer exports.
Although reluctantly Putin admitting mistakes, both in the planning of military operations Ukraine Like lack of foresight when defending borders from enemy invasion and destruction.
he promises yes Ukraine continue to attack border areas such as Belgradeso Russia It will be forced to create so-called “sanitary zones” on the territory of neighboring countries.
Regarding drone strikes against Russian territory, he also admitted that missile defense systems are designed against aircraft and missiles, and that modern unmanned equipment is made of lightweight materials, including “wood,” so it’s “difficult to detect.” “.
He also conceded that the war had exposed a shortage of communications equipment, guided munitions and drones, but that the military industry had almost tripled the manufacture of weapons and tenfold the output of the most needed weapons.
either way, Putin He sees no need to declare martial law or remobilize reservists, measures that are deeply unpopular among Russians.