On the 55th day of the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia, Ukraine has said that now the second phase of Russia’s war has started and they have only one goal in this war that they want to divide Ukraine into different parts. Ukraine claims that Russian forces are launching a major offensive in the eastern part of the country, while Russia is also pursuing a major offensive in the Donbass.
By doing so, the Ukrainian army is incurring heavy losses. Analysts say Russia has now started its final phase of fighting and will soon split Ukraine. The President of Ukraine has announced that fierce fighting has started in the Donbass in eastern Ukraine.
“A very large part of the whole army is now moving very aggressively in the Battle of Donbass,” he said in his address. Now it doesn’t matter how many soldiers they send to fight in Donbass because we will fight. We will defend ourselves. He has said that Ukraine will defend itself.
On the other hand, the city of Lviv is still the safest place to go. At least seven people have been killed in a bombing near the northern city of Mosul. After the attack, Lviv Mayor Andrei Ivanovich said that there is no longer a safe or unsafe place in the country.
At the same time, after the start of the second phase of war in Ukraine, US President Joe Biden will hold talks with allies. However, the White House has said that President Biden has no plans to visit Ukraine. At the same time, there are reports that Russian troops conducted horrific night raids targeting military facilities in the Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhya, Donetsk and Dnipropetrovsk regions and the port of Mykolaiv, the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed to Reuters.
Russia’s army now wants to divide Ukraine into three parts. One part is the Donbass region, another part is Mariupol and the third part is the rest of Ukraine. Russia-backed separatists live in the Donbass, a landlocked city in Ukraine, the city of Mariupol. So it will have to depend on its neighbors for supplies, which could be a difficult time for Ukraine, and for Russia this is the main point of the fight.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Western sanctions imposed on Russia following military action against Ukraine have failed. Putin said on Monday that the West expected a “rapidly deteriorating financial-economic situation, panic in the markets, collapse of the banking system and lack of stores”.
He said the “economic attack strategy has failed” and instead of affecting Russia, “the economy of the West has deteriorated”. During a video call with top economic officials, the Russian president denounced sanctions imposed by Western countries.