The Ukrainian Defense Forces are ready to resist the invaders and prevent them from seizing new territories.
The Russian army primarily plans to capture Luhansk and Donetsk region.
After that, the invaders can aim at taking the entire Zaporozhye region, said the speaker of the Eastern Group of Forces, Sergei Cherevaty, on the air of the telethon.
According to him, after a series of defeats, the Russian military can only win some “victories” at the tactical level.
“Since throughout the war and even earlier, one of the narratives of Russian propaganda was the so-called “liberation of Donbass”, it is understandable that they want to go to the borders of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. And, having reached these borders, in their plans, perhaps, further they would they wanted to completely seize the Zaporozhye region, according to their laws, this is supposedly “the territory of the Russian Federation,” Cherevaty believes.
He stressed that they would interfere with the actions of the aggressor of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which had previously thwarted all the so-called “enemy plans” and would continue to do so, and would also make efforts to ensure that the enemy no longer had such intentions.
Cherevaty added that now in the Lugansk region, Russian troops are suffering defeats and are more defensive than attacking.
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