Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reported on Tuesday that Russia is escalating its offensive along the entire front line. This comes as Kyiv appeals to Western nations for an increase in arms supplies in preparation for the winter months.
Zelenskyy, communicating via social networks, highlighted a surge in enemy assaults as reported by the military. He expressed concerns over Russia’s potential escalation of air strikes targeting Ukraine’s energy infrastructure as winter looms.
In a recent incident, Russian strikes on Kherson resulted in three fatalities and injured at least ten individuals, according to the British newspaper The Guardian, including a two-month-old infant. Zelenskyy described these attacks as acts of revenge devoid of any military justification.
This development follows a meeting in Washington on November 13 between US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Andriy Yermak, head of the Office of the President of Ukraine. Yermak, in a statement on Telegram, anticipated an increase in Russian missile attacks with the onset of winter. He underscored the urgent need for air and missile defense systems to safeguard Ukrainian cities, critical infrastructure, and grain corridor routes.
Further diplomatic engagement was noted with Jake Sullivan, President Joe Biden’s national security adviser, also meeting with Yermak. The Ukrainian official remarked on the growing presence of Russian troops and reiterated the critical need for international support for Kyiv.