Ukraine braced for renewed Russian offensive later in February
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on February 6, 2023
Ukraine’s outgoing defense minister says his country is ready for a new offensive from Russia this month adding that Ukraine had enough reserves to hold off Russian forces.
Ukraine’s outgoing defense minister has said the country is anticipating a new Russian offensive later this month.
At a news conference, Oleksiy Reznikov said not all Western weaponry will have arrived by then, but Ukraine had enough reserves to hold off Russian forces.
President Volodymyr Zelensky said troops were fighting fiercely in Bakhmut, Vuhledar and Lyman. Mr Reznikov’s comments came hours before it was announced that he was to be replaced as defence minister.
According to a Ukrainian politician from Mr Zelensky’s party, Military intelligence Chief Kyrylo Budanov will take his place.