U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that Ukraine has already recaptured half of the territory that Russia has seized since the beginning of its invasion, but now Kyiv is facing a very difficult struggle.
This was reported by Reuters.
"They have already returned about 50% of what was originally confiscated. It's still relatively early days of the counteroffensive. It is difficult," Blinken said.
He added that the counteroffensive will not unfold in the next week or two. It will take several months.
Hopes that Ukraine would be able to quickly clear its territory of Moscow's troops once the counteroffensive began have not materialized as Kyiv's troops struggle to break through Russia's heavily fortified positions in the south and east of the country.
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 24/07/2023