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Zelenskyy: War is at new phase

Friday, 1 December 2023, 10:04
Zelenskyy: War is at new phase
screenshot from ap's interview

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said the war with Russia is now at a new phase.

Source: Zelenskyy in an interview with Associated Press (AP) in Kharkiv on 30 November

Quote: "We have a new phase of war, and that is a fact.

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...Winter as a whole is a new phase of war."

Details:  AP emphasised that there is a renewed threat of Russian air attacks on cities, targeting energy infrastructure facilities and the civilian population, in the winter. In addition, the situation is complicated by freezing temperatures and barren fields that leave the soldiers exposed.

"That is why a winter war is difficult," Zelenskyy added.

AP cited Zelenskyy, who stressed that Ukraine would not surrender

Background: 

  • In early November, Valerii Zaluzhnyi, Commander-in-Chief of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, said he believed that the war with Russia was moving to a new stage: "positional" warfare with static and attritional fighting. To win it, Ukraine needs advanced technologies. 

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