According to Western officials, Russian President Vladimir Putin is being misled by advisers who are “afraid to tell him the truth” about the war.
US, British and European officials say the Russian leader is ‘getting misinformed’ that his military is performing poorly in Ukraine.
The assessment was conducted yesterday by officials from the US, Europe and the UK.
“President Putin is receiving misinformation about how badly the Russian military is performing and how seriously the Russian economy is being hit by sanctions,” White House public relations director Kate Bedingfield told reporters on Wednesday. “He said. truth”.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said fierce resistance has weighed on Russian forces in Kyiv, but Ukraine is preparing to attack in other areas.
Zelensky claimed that Russia is building up troops in eastern Ukraine against a new wave of attacks on the segregated Donbas region, despite planned peace talks on Friday.
In a video address earlier this morning, the Ukrainian leader said: “We are seeing the buildup of Russian forces for a new attack on Donbas and we are preparing for it.”
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