Psaki Declares Ukraine’s Win Against Russia – But It’s Not Over Yet
(TruthandLiberty.com) – When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin outlined his parameters for success. To date, he hasn’t achieved those military objectives. According to NATO, the Russians have sustained a heavy toll, and the organization estimated between 7,000 and 15,000 Russian soldiers have died in the invasion.
On Wednesday, May 4, a reporter asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki if Ukraine was winning the war against Russia. Psaki responded by saying Putin’s definition of winning looked murky at this point and, by definition, Russia had already lost the war. She outlined the three ways Russia was failing one issue at a time:
- Putin was unable to absorb Ukraine into Russia or take its territory.
- The Russian military was unable to march down the streets of Kyiv.
- Putin wanted to divide NATO, and it’s now more united than ever.
During a follow-up question, a reporter asked Psaki if losing the eastern part of Ukraine was considered a win for the smaller European country. The White House Press secretary stated only Ukraine could define what victory looks like for them. The White House secretary said her point was that Putin had failed on all items to date according to his outline of success.
Could conditions on the ground change in a way as to build momentum for Russia to achieve its goals eventually? In war, anything can happen at any moment.
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