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Zelenskyy says 'counteroffensive, defensive actions' taking place in Ukraine

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Trudeau fiddle why Canada burn

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Ukraine has lost large amount of western armor in the counterfeit offensive

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Yrral

Ukraine has lost large amount of western armor in the counterfeit offensive

No they haven't.

20 ( +28 / -8 )

Godspeed, Ukraine. Take your country back and you will forever be remembered as the bastion of the east.

15 ( +24 / -9 )

A very telling statement, basically admitting that Zelensky's vague PR language indicates that they're losing badly.

What a ridiculous statement. Would you mind exposing how your twisted logic brought you to that conclusion?

One thing to remember is Ukraine was defending Russia’s invading forces and it took Russia, actually Wagner, forces nine months to even take the city center and partially take some of the outlying areas. To date they actually haven’t taken then entire area and Ukraine forces have actually retaken some areas recently.

14 ( +22 / -8 )

It's time to accept a peace deal before more people on both sides lose their lives.

One can always tell how bad things are going for Putin by how often his fans are urging a deal be made.

They’ve really been hitting that point hard recently. Its like a panic button for them.

15 ( +20 / -5 )

that offensive is only in his mind as situation at battlefield looks like all but disaster.

-13 ( +7 / -20 )

that offensive is only in his mind as situation at battlefield looks like all but disaster.

16 months, thousands of armored vehicles destroyed, hundreds of thousands of casualties, most territorial gains already lost = “Russian offensive going entirely according to plan.”

3 days in which a few of their armored vehicles were hit by mines = “disaster” for the Ukrainians.

6 ( +13 / -7 )

Just watched a leaked Ukrainian video of 4 Bradley fighting vehicles in a mine field. Video ends as the survivors of one of the three destroyed Bradley's climb onto the last one.

Still very early days but so far, Ukraine doesn't seem to have broken the point of contact.

-9 ( +6 / -15 )

Eastmann

that offensive is only in his mind as situation at battlefield looks like all but disaster.

Yeah, right! Don't believe everything the Russian milbloggers tell you.

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just watched

https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/status/1666203439146172419?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

take your time and if possible,try to think.its directly related to situation in UA

-19 ( +1 / -20 )

It's a debacle bordering on a catastrophe for NATO. The Russians have unveiled another secret weapon. NATO MANPADS have been rendered almost ineffective by something the Russians are calling "The Tula Egg". The Russians choppers defended by "The Tula Egg" are making short work of the German tanks and American APCs.

-8 ( +7 / -15 )

Run, Russians, run!

10 ( +15 / -5 )

It's time to accept a peace deal before more people on both sides lose their lives.

A select few are profiting tremendously from this conflict, they will never allow Zelensky to accept a peace deal.

-7 ( +8 / -15 )

Run, Russians, run!

From whose army?

-13 ( +5 / -18 )

Just watched a leaked Ukrainian video of 4 Bradley fighting vehicles in a mine field. Video ends as the survivors of one of the three destroyed Bradley's climb onto the last one.

Still very early days but so far, Ukraine doesn't seem to have broken the point of contact.

Every video of Russian armored vehicles getting destroyed gets forgotten about minutes after its released because there is such a steady stream of them.

In contrast video of Ukrainian armor getting hit is so rare the Russian fans are still trying to extrapolate from that one clip days after it happened.

If things are really going so badly for the Ukrainians, one might ask why several days into the counteroffensive Russian propaganda still just has that one clip of a few IFVs being disabled to work with.

1 ( +8 / -7 )

Ukraine was winning... winning... and winning, right up to the point it was suddenly not winning. That's the message one would get if one were to watch only the western MSN.

It's interesting to see the Ukrainian President being so vague about his country's counteroffensive. Wouldn't he have tried to sound a little more confident if Ukraine were really making progress with the counteroffensive?

Anyway, I think I'm done trying to convince the eyes-wide-shut crowd to open their eyes and ears. I think they're blind to the truth, whether they realize it or not. It's pointless to engage when the other party simply won't listen to anything that contradicts their world views.

Peace out!

-6 ( +11 / -17 )

From whose army?

The Ukrainian one. Oh and Wagner, which seems to be mainly hunting Russians these days. Oh and the Chechens do a lot of that too. And the two rebel groups that keep raiding Belgorod, gotta watch out for them.

Come to think of it, if you are a Russian soldier in Ukraine these days its probably best to just assume that anyone you see with a gun is a threat you need to get away from.

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It's interesting to see the Ukrainian President being so vague about his country's counteroffensive. Wouldn't he have tried to sound a little more confident if Ukraine were really making progress with the counteroffensive?

So the main evidence about the success of the counteroffensive is not to be drawn from the battlefield, but rather from the demeanor of Zelenskiy in a single speech in which he is perceived by critics to not be projecting sufficient confidence?

Ah, if only we could draw the same conclusions about Russian military performance solely based on Putin’s demeanor as he sits behind those ridiculously long tables…..

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@Eyeswideopen

It's interesting to see the Ukrainian President being so vague about his country's counteroffensive.

It would've been really stupid and reckless for him to disclose details on troop movements, etc. with the counteroffensive in progress. But unlike his enemy, he is not stupid and reckless.

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Good luck Ukraine!!! Give them hell.

8 ( +16 / -8 )

So little information being put out by Ukrainian sources right now, it is necessary to follow Russian sources for updates. Keep pounding, Ukraine!

0 ( +9 / -9 )

So, now that Zelensky himself has labeled this version The Offense, when it falls apart, the media shouldn't try to pretend that it was only a feint or merely maneuvering. It will, or at least some parts of it will, but it shouldn't.

-6 ( +8 / -14 )

I've been wondering if it's wise of Volodymyr Zelenskyy to publicly declare counteroffensive operations would come soon. Vladimir Putin says it's been started already and Russian forces have inflicted a considerable damage on Ukrainian forces.

The Ukrainian war has a propaganda side as well without any doubt. So, one must be very careful before saying anything definite.

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Trudeau, the first foreign leader to visit Ukraine since devastating floods caused by a breach in a Dnieper River dam, offered up monetary, military and moral support. He pledged 500 million Canadian dollars ($375 million) in new military aid, on top of more than 8 billion Canadian dollars ($6 billion) that Canada has already provided since the war began in February 2022, and announced 10 million Canadian dollars ($7.5 million) for humanitarian assistance for the flood response.

As JT ran away to hide from real responsibilities and scandals.

Another $500 million wow flood help, nice all the while Canadians are evacuating because fires are burning everywhere, our medical system is in crisis our own military are so depleted that soldiers are resorting to buying their own equipment like helmets!

But the millions of ethnic Ukrainian Canadian votes is what Trudeau is after.

Sad

-9 ( +8 / -17 )

ClippetyClop

Today 11:58 am JST

Sad

> I think most Canadians don't share your affinity for Putin or his invasion, so I imagine they approve of Trudeau's continuing support.

> Must be annoying

Your usual trips,

Did I mention Putin, no you did!

Your attempt to call names insult, etc...

Don't bother me be you are not very good at it.

I suggest you go to CBC and look at the over 8000 comments the vast majority angry that while Canada burns, while our military is not called in to help because it just isn't equipped, while Trudeau is giving more money to Ukraine, the USA is sending aid and firefighters to help Canada fight the fires,

Where is Trudeau? In Ottawa breathing the smoke like other residents? No in Europe away from the smoke giving away more Canadian tax payers money.

-9 ( +7 / -16 )

@MrUkiplinq Just watched a leaked Ukrainian video

Not surprising that the anti-west extremists that so frequently assail something they call 'the media' claiming the media are biased and print misinformation because in thos poster's opinion the media do not reflect the poster's perspective. Yet at the same time those posters are still willing to use 'the media' to push unsubstantiated perspectives, even disinformation. But then those posters are just trying to reach their fellow extremists.

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In contrast video of Ukrainian armor getting hit is so rare the Russian fans are still trying to extrapolate from that one clip days after it happened. If things are really going so badly for the Ukrainians, one might ask why several days into the counteroffensive Russian propaganda still just has that one clip of a few IFVs being disabled to work with.

1 ( +6 / -5 )

Go Ukraine! You can do it!

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In contrast video of Ukrainian armor getting hit is so rare

Actually it isn't rare, but under laws imposed by western countries, videos sourced from Russia are actually illegal to use especially in the EU.

So places like YouTube will remove, no EU media are permitted to show them.

Yes full on censorship!

You want video of that , go look on Telegram or Rumble.

-6 ( +7 / -13 )

The Ukrainian reconnaisance-in-force units got bloodied badly, and so did their vanguard. It's time for peace talks before the main strike begins. The risk to Zelensky is that if the bulk of their counter-offensive forces get blunted, it could be game over. You can't go into negotiations with no cards.

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Ukraine cannot win as they do not have the manpower-Zelenskyy knows this well!

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' In contrast video of Ukrainian armor getting hit is so rare the Russian fans are still trying to extrapolate from that one clip days after it happened. If things are really going so badly for the Ukrainians, one might ask why several days into the counteroffensive Russian propaganda still just has that one clip of a few IFVs being disabled to work with.'

There is more than one video out there if people just looked. Especially in the media of the ' other side' but that would require putting aside imbedded bias to dismiss everything the ' baddies ' put out there as fake propaganda. Too hard for many on JT. As one poster here likes to say , if it isnt out there doesnt mean it didnt happen. But most here prefer to pretend only 'their ' side puts out 'true info '. Here is just one link to the bad side media that has more than one video / photo from different clashes on it uploaded in the last 24 - 48 hours or so if you explore the site. Took about 60 seconds to Google. Believe it or not, up to you.

https://sputnikglobe.com/russian-special-military-op-in-ukraine/

' battlefield looks like all but disaster. - Yeah, right! Don't believe everything the Russian milbloggers tell you.'

Case in point, dismiss video evidence because the other side put it out there. World is so easy in 100 % black and white tunnel vision. It is a Sunday, au revoir.

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Zelenskyy said that “counteroffensive, defensive actions are taking place in Ukraine. I will not speak about which stage or phase they are in.”

> Top Ukrainian authorities have stopped short of announcing a full-blown counteroffensive was underway, though some Western analysts have said fiercer fighting and reported use of reserve troops suggests it was.

> “I am in touch with our commanders of different directions every day,” he added, citing the names of five of Ukraine’s top military leaders. “Everyone is positive. Pass this on to Putin.”

Doesn't seem good.

If there are positive developments happening on the ground we would have been reading about it here now.

Maybe the comments would be more informative

-1 ( +6 / -7 )

So regular troops replacing Wagner in bakhmut was to prepare for the counteroffensive, wonder what's happening there now

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