Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was stagnant.
Austin said Russia is targeting civilians because their invasion did not succeed as planned.
US estimates have killed more than 7,000 Russian troops since the beginning of the fighting.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said that Russian troops on the ground in Ukraine consider themselves “essentially deadlocked.”
Austin shared his rating during the interview CBS’s “Face the Nation” It aired on Sunday. Mentioning Russian President Vladimir Putin, Austin said the situation “had the effect of his transfer of his army to Woodchipper.”
“The Ukrainians continue to decline his army and they were very effective using the equipment, armored and aircraft weapons we provided to them, and again important on the Ukrainian side. “A determination,” he added.
is more than 7,000 Russian troops According to US estimates, he was killed after the battle began.Analysts and intelligence officials have previously Suggested that Russia’s attack on Ukraine is at a standstill It has been more than three weeks since the full-scale invasion began on February 24th.
However, Mariupol, a port city in southeastern Ukraine, continues to be bombarded. Ukrainian officials said several civilian targets in the city were attacked by Russia. A theater that protects more than 1,000 people When An art school that protects more than 400 people..
When asked about the attack on Mariupol, Austin told CBS that he thought there had been “intentional targets for cities, towns and civilians” by Russia in recent weeks as a result of a deadlock in military operations.
“He couldn’t reach the goal he wanted to achieve as quickly as he wanted,” Austin said of Putin, adding that that’s why he relied on these other tactics.
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