KYIV. May 14. UNN President Volodymyr Zelensky said any de-occupied areas would be a victory for Ukraine during the upcoming Ukrainian counteroffensive. He said this in an interview The Washington Postinforms UNN
“I believe that any occupied territories will be successful. I remind you once again who we are fighting. We understand that this is a large number of people and so on. I cannot say which cities, which borders are a significant success for us, and which are average – how, in which directions, where , when we will prepare (progress – ed.) But we. Of course want to do it,” said Zelensky.
In addition, the president said that after the counterattack, he could say frankly whether they expected such a process, or whether they expected something better.
“It is self-criticism. We are ready (if – ed.) We lost. And it is important to realize this. Not only within the state, but also to our partners. And show, because all our conversations are recorded. That means we asked for one, two, three, four, five things, and the meetings indicated that we got one, two, three. We are grateful. But if we had got four, five, we could have achieved more or vice versa. We thank them and say that this part of your help gave us a bigger result than we expected,” said Zelensky.
Kuleba said the upcoming counterattack could not be perceived as “decisive” in the war.