Vladimir Putin. Photo: Kremlin.ru.
Russian President Vladimir Putin answered journalists in Sochi whether Ukraine's counter-offensive has stalled or not.
According to him, whether it is true or not, it can be stated that all counter-offensives – the attack attempts made so far – have failed.
At the same time, the Russian leader warned that the offensive potential of the Ukrainian troops still remains.
“The Ukrainian troops did not fulfill their tasks in any of the combat areas,” added Putin, saying that this is a matter of course .
He also said that the Russian military leadership realistically assesses the current situation and will build on these facts and build actions in the near future.