9th June 2023 – (Washington) U.S. President Joe Biden expressed confidence in Ukraine’s ability to launch a successful counteroffensive against Russian-backed separatists during a press conference with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Thursday. Biden stated that Western countries had done their utmost to prepare Ukraine for the counteroffensive, and that the US would continue to provide support.
While Biden did not directly comment on military operations, he emphasized that the US and its allies were committed to helping Ukraine achieve long-term security. He stated that the US was providing the support Ukraine needed on the battlefield and was helping to strengthen its military over the long term.
Biden’s comments come as Ukrainian forces have launched a counteroffensive against Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. The Russian Defence Ministry reported that since 4th June, Ukrainian forces had been making unsuccessful attempts to advance and had suffered losses in manpower and hardware.