New weapons in Kiev soon, Moscow's reaction: it will end like Vietnam


By John

Now Ukraine believes it again. After months of stalemate, unheard appeals, portions of territory torn away from Russia and thousands of perhaps avoidable deaths, the approval of the new aid package for Kiev worth over 60 billion dollars by the US House makes people breathe a sigh of relief Volodymyr Zelensky which now hopes not only for the indispensable 155 mm shells and artillery pieces but also for the elusive Patriot. Moscow, annoyed, exorcises the renewed American commitment by evoking the defeat of Vietnam and continues to bomb without respite across the board from Zaporizhzhia to Odessa. Thanks to the new aid package which now passes to the Senate for a vote on Tuesday and will then arrive on the desk of Joe Biden for the signature, the first supplies of weapons and ammunition could arrive in Ukraine as early as next week thanks to the Pentagon's storage network in the United States and Europe which already contain some of the material Kiev urgently needs.

The Ukrainian leader thanks ma he repeats like a mantra that resistance and victory pass through the heavensthe. «Patriots can only be called air defense systems if they work and save lives instead of sitting still somewhere in storage bases. The Patriots must be in Ukrainian hands right now”, is the appeal launched on X by the Ukrainian president who reminds everyone: “Modern fighter planes are needed in the Ukrainian skies”. Zelensky is banking that as new aid arrives, Kiev will potentially be able to challenge Russia's air superiority and operate on its supply lines by slowing the advance and counterattacking.

Moscow, through the spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharovacounters that «the US's ever-deeper immersion in a hybrid war against Russia will result in the ssensational and humiliating fiasco occurred in Vietnam and Afghanistan» and warns that «in any case, the feverish attempts to save Zelensky's neo-Nazi regime are doomed to failure». After the release of American aid, Ukraine looks to the EU Foreign Affairs and Defense Council from which no concrete decisions are expected. But we will still talk about the supply of air defense systems.

A topic, that of aid to Kiev, which the Hungarian prime minister likes less and less Viktor Orban“We are one step away from the West sending troops to Ukraine,” he wrote on Facebook: “It is a vortex of war that can drag Europe into the abyss. Brussels is playing with fire but Hungary he will stay out of it.” Meanwhile, on the front line, Moscow is giving no respite. The Ministry of Defense has announced that Russian forces have conquered the Ukrainian village of Bogdanovka, in the Donetsk region, and that in the last 24 hours Moscow's troops have shot it down. a Mikoyan MiG-29 fighter, an S-300 air defense system and 194 drones of the Ukrainian Armed Forces were attacked with ballistic missiles that “targeted a transport and logistics facility of the port infrastructure”. , wrote on Telegram The mayor of the city of the same name, Gennady Trukhanov. One civilian was injured.

The Zaporizhzhia region, in the south-east of Ukraine, suffered 390 attacks yesterday by Russian forces who used a total of 124 drones, the head of the regional military administration announced on Telegram, Ivan Fedorov. Ukraine also pulled off a good shot. The Russian support ship for the Black Sea Fleet 'Kommunà caught fire today in the port of Sevastopol thanks to the actions of the naval forces of the Kiev Armed Forces according to the President of the Ukrainian Navy, Captain Dmitry Pletenchuk. But the worst could come in the next few days for Zelensky and his followers. According to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), Russian forces could intensify attacks by exploiting the time window before the arrival of new military aid. And in any case, notes the ISW, in the last six months Russian forces have only obtained tactical advantages “and it is unlikely that they will reach a turning point that would collapse the front line”.