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Russia and Ukraine predict victory as the war turns one year old

One year after the war, Ukraine and Russia assure that they will win the conflict


Ukraine and Russia launched this Friday, after one year of war between the two countries, messages of confidence that they will win the warwhile the United States promoted new sanctions against Moscow, China called on the parties to talk to reach peace or, at least, “a comprehensive ceasefire”, and the UN General Assembly ruled for an “unconditional withdrawal” of the invading troops.

“We have resisted. We have not been defeated. And we will do everything necessary to achieve victory this year,” Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky said in a message posted on social networks one year after the longest conflict in Europe since World War II. World War.

For his part, the former president and number two of the Russian Security Council Dmitri Medvedev assured that Moscow is ready to go “to the borders of Poland” to ensure victory.

The governments of Russia and Ukraine were confident of victory one year after the start of the conflict / Photo: AFP.

“Ukraine has inspired the world. Ukraine has united the world,” Zelensky exalted, calling cities the scene of alleged Russian war crimes, such as Bucha, Irpin and Mariupol, “capitals of invincibility.”

Ukraine will not rest “until the Russian murderers get the punishment they deserve“, he added.

“We will attack harder and from greater distances” (FW)Oleksii Reznikov, Defense Minister of Ukraine

Medvedev, meanwhile, stated on Telegram: “We will achieve victory. The objective is to push back the borders of threats against our country as much as possible, even if it is as far as the borders of Poland.”

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For his part, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov promised a counteroffensive: “We will attack harder and from greater distances, in the air, on land, at sea and in cyberspace. There will be our counteroffensive. We are working hard to prepare it.”

Invasion, sanctions and escalation

Russian troops entered Ukraine on February 24, 2022 with the aim, according to President Vladimir Putin, of protecting the Russian-speaking population of the Donbass region, in eastern Ukraine, subjected, according to his complaint, to constant attacks and human rights violations by the Ukrainian government and army .

The West has imposed increasingly strict sanctions on Russia and increased humanitarian aid and arms supplies to Ukraineprompting warnings from Moscow about a dangerous escalation.

China and NATO

China, which has tried to position itself as a neutral party in the conflict while maintaining close ties with Russia, presented this Friday a proposal for a “political solution” to the conflict in which it urges dialogue, warns against the use of nuclear weapons and urges not to attack civilians.

“All parties should support Russia and Ukraine to work in the same direction and resume direct dialogue as quickly as possible,” the Chinese government said in a 12-point document.

In a first reaction to this proposal, the head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, showed his skepticism.

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“On the proposals and items put forward by China, first of all, China does not have much credibility because it has not been able to condemn the illegal invasion of Ukraine. And furthermore, he signed an agreement (…) of unlimited association with Russia days before the invasion,” Stoltenberg said.

According to a poll on the 17th of Ukrainians lost a loved one in the war Photo AFP
According to a survey, 17% of Ukrainians lost a loved one in the war / Photo: AFP.

Immediate and unconditional withdrawal

The UN General Assembly approved yesterday by 141 votes in favor, 7 against and 32 abstentions a resolution that demands that Russia “immediately, completely and unconditionally withdraw all its military forces” from Ukraine.

NATO, in turn, said in a statement that it is “determined to support Ukraine”, calling on the Russian government to immediately end its “illegal war” and demanding that the Moscow authorities answer for their “war crimes”. .

“Returning to the negotiating table, the only way to achieve lasting peace”Statement of the Argentine Foreign Ministry

Ukrainian intelligence services pointed out the risk of “large-scale provocations” by Russia during the day, including bombing campaigns.

Meeting in India, G7 finance ministers discussed new sanctions and they increased their economic support to kyiv up to 39,000 million dollars.

Vladimir Putin and Volodimir Zelenski the war also has its discursive escalation Photo AFP
Vladimir Putin and Volodimir Zelenski, the war also has its discursive escalation / Photo: AFP.


the ukrainians They admit their fatigue after a year at the rate of anti-aircraft alerts and frequently deprived of electricity and water due to bombardments, but they are confident of a favorable outcome to the conflict.

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According to a recent poll in the country, 17% of Ukrainians had lost a loved one in the war and 95% were confident of victory, the AFP news agency reported.

Russia I was initially betting on a quick win that would keep Ukraine within its sphere of influence.

A year after the start of the invasion, and after significant and unexpected military setbacks, it still hopes to conquer the four regions of the east and south, which it proclaimed under its sovereignty, especially around the city of Bakhmut, besieged for months.

A head of the Russian Wagner paramilitary group said Friday that his troops had taken the Ukrainian town of Berjivkanorth of Bakhmut.

The United States and European Union (EU) countries have provided more than 128 billion euros ($135 billion) in aid to Ukraine, according to the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

a chance at peace

Meanwhile, the Argentine government reiterated, one year after the conflict, “the urgent call for a cessation of hostilities and to return to the negotiating table, only way to achieve lasting peace“.

“Argentina reaffirms its commitment to the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity of States and human rights, permanent axes of our country’s foreign policy. It rejects the use of force as a mechanism to resolve conflicts and, in this sense, reiterates its condemnation of Russia’s invasion of Ukrainian territory,” said a statement from the Foreign Ministry.

Argentina reiterated its condemnation of Russia's invasion of Ukrainian territory Photo AFP
Argentina reiterated its condemnation of Russia’s invasion of Ukrainian territory / Photo: AFP.


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