In talks with international partners, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba emphasizes that Ukraine will conduct counteroffensives until it expels Russia from its territory.
He said this in an interview with Suspilne.
"We should not think only about this counteroffensive. I constantly emphasize this in my communication with partners: we should not look at this counteroffensive as the last and decisive one. There will be as many counteroffensives as necessary to drive Russia out of our territory," the minister said.
He noted that Ukraine will also need weapons, including tanks, armored personnel carriers, and other equipment, for possible future campaigns.
"If we liberate the whole of Ukraine in this counteroffensive, we will thank God and thank everyone. But war is a thing where you have to think two or three steps ahead," the Foreign Minister said.
He also noted that there are signals from some countries that Ukraine should do its best in this counteroffensive.
At the same time, according to the minister, there is no signal from any country that if "you don't achieve a decisive success by the fall, it's over, we wash our hands of it."
"But each country is making a miscalculation: elections are approaching, some warehouses have run out of shells that can be transferred to Ukraine, and factories do not have time to produce new ones. There is such logic, but we do not fall for it, in the good sense of the word," Kuleba said.
Author - Olena Madiak, 22/06/2023