Ukrainian Minister Warns of Lack of Action: Those Not Doing Enough Are to Blame

Kuleba is proud of the brave Ukrainian fighters who defy a much stronger opponent and manage to resist

by Sead Dedovic
Ukrainian Minister Warns of Lack of Action: Those Not Doing Enough Are to Blame
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The situation in Ukraine isn't making anyone happy, especially since many expected this war to come to an end, but two years later, it seems to be getting worse and worse. Russians have been making progress on the front lines in recent months, taking advantage of the favorable situation where Ukrainians are struggling with both the number of soldiers and weaponry. 

Blame is being sought for the unfavorable outcomes, and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba addressed the situation on the battlefield at a conference in Tallinn, describing it as dire. 

What is particularly concerning are Kuleba's words, blaming those who aren't doing enough as the main culprits. 

He also emphasized the Russian forces' offensive with the intention to capture Kharkiv.

Although Vladimir Putin has stated that it's not the intention of the Russian army, many are unsure of the sincerity of Putin's words. 

Kuleba is proud of the brave Ukrainian fighters who defy a much stronger opponent and manage to resist. The Ukrainian Foreign Minister believes that support for Ukraine with arms and other forms of assistance should continue, as it is a guarantee of this country's defense.

"Russia is strong, we suffer from insufficient military aid supplies that we are forced to compensate for with heroism and the sacrifice of our soldiers.

So, the main message remains the same: send us everything. Because we have proven over these two years that when our soldiers have everything they need, we succeed, and when we don't have everything we need, we fail," added Dmytro Kuleba.

Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, on the other hand, is concerned about the moves Russians could make in the coming period, expecting that the Russian leader could exploit migrations to increase pressure but also potentially retaliate against EU countries that have been supporting Ukraine since the beginning of the war. Kallas believes that migrations create problems for Europeans and for many others as well.

"I think we need to understand that Russia is using migrations. Our adversaries are using migrations.

They push migrants across the border and create problems for Europeans because, with human rights, you have to accept these people. And, of course, this plays into the hands of the extreme right," said Kallas.

Kaja Kallas
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Kallas believes that the situation in Ukraine is worrying and that the European Union should deliver weapons. The Estonian Prime Minister is aware that promises of assistance mean nothing if they are not put into practice. Kallas is well aware of the situation on the front lines in Ukraine, stressing that without assistance to Ukraine, it is difficult to expect any positive outcome.

While important leaders from Ukraine and Europe discuss the future, aid, and the war in general, the hardest part is for those on the front lines who are bravely fighting. As we've already mentioned, the situation isn't particularly positive for Ukraine, but despite everything, optimism is not lacking. 

Volodymyr Zelenskyy: We have to be sober and understand that they are going deeper into our territory

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in an interview with AFP, emphasized that he expects Russians to intensify their offensives in the northeast. The Ukrainian president confirmed that Russian forces wanted to advance 5 to 10 kilometers but were stopped by Ukrainians. Volodymyr also affirmed that Ukrainians must remain focused and prepared for Russians to continue their offensives.

"I won’t say it’s a great success (for Russia) but we have to be sober and understand that they are going deeper into our territory," he said, as quoted by Kyiv Post.

Zelenskyy is calling on his allies to continue providing assistance in the form of air defense and fighter jets, as that is what they need most at the moment. The Ukrainian leader believes that this is the only way for Ukrainians to stand up to such force.

"Today, we have about 25 percent of what we need to defend Ukraine. I’m talking about air defense," he said.

The intentions of Vladimir Putin and the reaction of Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Vladimir Putin has revealed his intentions behind the decision to launch the northeastern offensive. The reason for this is the Ukrainian shelling of Russian cities, and the intention is for Moscow to create a buffer zone. Russians have made the biggest progress since the end of 2022. However, Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasizes that Russians are suffering heavy losses and losing personnel and equipment.

Although it's difficult to draw a definitive conclusion, considering that both sides have specific statements and different data, it's certain that the situation is not easy for either side, especially for Ukraine. The Ukrainian army is awaiting assistance from the US worth $60 billion, which will likely serve as a guarantee for the defense of the country. Until the assistance arrives, Russians will continue to seek progress.