Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin said Vladimir Putin was using a general strategy that was unknown to anyone in Ukraine.
Asked if Vladimir Putin was using food, energy and immigration as forms of pressure, the Pentagon chief explained that the Kremlin leader had used “a series of levers from the beginning.”
President Vladimir Putin “intended to use massive force, speed and power very quickly” to occupy Kiev and remove the Ukrainian administration, but failed, noted Lloyd Austin.
“We have noticed that the Russian army has proceeded very slowly and unsuccessfully on the battlefield, and we would expect the Russian president to use other levers or other tools of power, and that is exactly what he is doing, but from the point of view of strategy. In general, this is unknown, “said Lloyd Austin.
Russia has launched several missiles in the Zhitomir region
Ukraine’s Air Command Center announced on Facebook that on Sunday, May 22, the Russians fired rockets at some infrastructure targets in the Zhitomir region.
The region was attacked from the “south-easterly direction” by “naval cruise missiles”, according to the Ukrainian Air Command Center. The center added that “four Russian cruise missiles were destroyed by air defense units”, according to dcnews.ro.
Putin has a general strategy in Ukraine that is not known, but Ukraine continues with martial law for another 90 days
Ukraine’s parliament on Tuesday voted to extend martial law and general mobilization by 90 days until August 23, after President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree on Thursday.
President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Thursday that Russia, which launched the invasion of Ukraine on February 24, was still looking for a “miracle weapon” to achieve its goals, which shows “the total failure of this operation and the fear (of Moscow) of to admit one’s mistakes’.
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