The head of the office of the President of Ukraine, Andriy Ermak, called 2024 decisive in the conflict in the country. He said this during a speech at the Hudson Institute in Washington (the institute is included in the list of undesirable organizations), where he also called for strengthening sanctions against Russia and increasing the supply of air defense systems.
“The turning point is approaching. Next year will be decisive,” said Mr. Ermak (quote from Bloomberg). He added that the Kiev counteroffensive is advancing and the Ukrainian Armed Forces have gained a foothold on the left bank of the Dnieper.
During his visit to Washington, Andrei Yermak said, he met with the national security advisers of the United States, Germany, Great Britain and France, as well as with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
The US State Department reported on November 13 that during a meeting between Mr. Blinken and the head of the office of the Ukrainian president, the parties discussed “preparations for winter” – this includes additional supplies of air defense and strengthening of critical infrastructure in Ukraine.
The commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Valery Zaluzhny, said in an interview with The Economist magazine in early November that the military conflict had “reached a dead end.” The only thing, according to him, that can save the situation of the Ukrainian army is a sharp technological leap.
Read more in the Kommersant text: “The Ukrainian conflict did not go as planned.”