Zelenskyy: Russia still has the advantage in manpower and artillery, but Ukraine is doing everything possible to withstand

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 22:07

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said that Ukraine cannot completely overcome the Russian army’s advantage in artillery and manpower, but "everything possible and everything impossible" is being done to obtain weapons that will help to achieve that goal.

Source: Presidential video address

Quote: "The aggressors are receiving a profound response to all their crimes on the battlefield. In this context, today I want to thank President Biden of the United States and the entire American people for the new package of defence support for Ukraine.

The word ‘HIMARS’ has become almost synonymous with the word ‘justice’ in our country, and the Ukrainian defence forces will do everything to ensure that the aggressors experience increasingly more painful losses every week thanks to these very effective systems.

It is true that we still cannot completely overcome the advantage of the Russian army in artillery and manpower, and this is very evident in the fighting, especially in Donbas, on the Pisky, Avdiivka and other fronts. It's just hell out there…

[...] But every day our diplomats and all other representatives of our state are doing everything possible and everything impossible to get the weapons that will ultimately help Ukraine stop this horde [Russian troops - ed.]."


Background: On 1 August, Oleksii Reznikov, Minister of Defence of Ukraine, said that Ukraine had received four additional HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems) from the US.

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