Ukraine's army chief vows to 'secure' victory as forces 'gradually liberate homeland'

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Ukraine’s army chief has vowed to “secure” victory against Russia as his forces “gradually” liberate the “homeland”. Valerii Zaluzhnyi, who took over as Kyiv’s Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces in July 2021, took to social media to update his compatriots on the current situation.

The ‘Iron General’ said: “We are waging a war against the country whose size is 28 times larger than ours, whose population is four times larger than ours, whose military capabilities are many times greater than ours.

“We have been at war not for eight months, but for eight years and eight months.

“Would other countries withstand such pressure?

“Just today, the enemy used 55 Kh-101 cruise missiles and one Kh-59 guided air missile, 22 anti-aircraft missiles for S-300, four Shahed-136 UAVs and one Lancet-3 UAV on civilian targets in Ukraine.”

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Zaluzhnyi added: “I don’t know about others, but we are holding on, regrouping, building up reserves, strengthening the defence, and gradually liberating our homeland.

“The victory is given to us very hard. But it will definitely be secured.”

However, Russia resumed its airstrikes against Ukraine on Monday.

The strikes forced residents in Kyiv to queue for water and local mayor Vitali Klitschko last night said 40 percent of consumers in the capital had no water and 270,000 homes had no power.

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