Ukrainian forces have now stabilized the situation at the front. Still, the Russian army may be preparing for a new counteroffensive in May-June, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in an interview with CBS News.

Ukraine’s President claims that the situation in the east of the country, where it is most dangerous, has been stabilized “as far as possible” given the shortage of weapons.

“We have stabilized the situation. It is better than it used to be two or three months ago when we had a big deficit of artillery ammunition, different kinds of weapons,” he said, “We totally didn’t see the big, huge counteroffensive from Russia… They didn’t have success”.

The President also said what’s needed most are American Patriot missile defense systems, and more artillery. While he’s grateful for the billions of dollars in U.S. support his country has already received, he said the nature of the funding dedicated by the American government to help Ukraine must be put into perspective.

Calling Russia’s invasion of his country a war “against the democracy, against the values, against the whole world,” Zelenskyy said there may be some in the West who were tired of hearing the message, “but only those are tired who are not at war, who don’t know what war is, and who have never lost his or her children.”

Since the beginning of March, Russian troops have launched 130 missiles of various types, more than 320 Shahed drones, and almost 900 guided aerial bombs in Ukraine, announced by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

“We need more protection — a very realistic number of air defense systems that our partners have. “Patriots” and other [defense] systems should do what they were designed to do, and that is to protect lives, not gather dust in storage,” he wrote.

Gwara’s choice

President Zelenskyy appoints Valeriy Zaluzhnyi as Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom. On February 8, 2024, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief Valerii Zaluzhnyi held a meeting to discuss the need for changes in the Armed Forces.

Later, Volodymyr Zelenskyy dismissed Valerii Zaluzhnyi from the post of Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and appointed Oleksandr Syrskyi to replace him. At the same time, the President awarded Zaluzhnyi the title of Hero of Ukraine.