As Western weapon deliveries in Ukraine begin to make a difference in the conflict, a Ukrainian lawmaker has warned that Vladimir Putin's Russia will start to feel the brunt of these weapons in the near future.
A member of the Ukrainian parliament is optimistic that the Ukrainian army will be able to turn the tide against the forces controlled by Russia as Western nations continue to supply Ukraine with weapons. In the past few weeks, Ukrainian forces have been fighting a losing battle to maintain their line of defense as Russia has taken control of the last remaining pocket of Ukrainian resistance in the region of Luhansk. According to local authorities who are supported by the Russian government, the city of Lysychansk was occupied by the Russian military on Saturday. The fact that Russia has lost control of Snake Island, however, may signal a shift in the way the conflict is being fought.
Speaking to GB News, Ukrainian MP Andrii Osadchuk said: "Due to the fact that Russia is in a much worse position than you believe, I believe that the following three months will probably be the most crucial.
"They stockpile each and every one of their resources. They are hesitant to make the draft public announcement. Because of this, I believe that the months of September and October will mark a very intriguing turning point in this battle.
"We've come a long way in the last three months, and our current strength is far higher than it was before. Because Western countries did not think that we could win the war in the first two months of hostilities, the Ukraine was forced to fight the conflict on its own using only its own resources.
"We were getting very little information or assistance from the West. But at this point, we already have support that is more or less realistic.
Andrii Osadchuk issues a warning that Moscow is concerned about Ukraine. (Image: GETTY)
According to Andrii Osadchuk, the next three months will be very important. (Image: TWITTER/@GBNEWS)
This assistance will continue to grow, and the Ukrainian army is now far stronger than it was three months ago.
Following their apparent loss of control of the Luhansk region in the Donbass, Ukrainian troops look to be on the defensive for the time being.
"Today the Luhansk people militia and Russian troops took the remaining key heights," a spokeswoman for the pro-Russian separatist forces told the Russian state-owned news agency TASS. This enables them to certify that Lysychansk is entirely surrounded.
Officials in Ukraine have said that Russian troops have quickly gained complete control of the most recent Ukrainian pocket of resistance, which was the city of Lysychansk, and have now focused their attention on the people who are in the city on their way to destroying them.
According to one Ukrainian lawmaker, the Kremlin under Vladimir Putin is "terrified" (Image: GETTY)
According to one member of parliament, Ukraine will emerge victorious as more armaments come. (Image: EXPRESS)
"One by one, people's homes in the communities that have been targeted are being destroyed by fire. Because of the intense concentration of shelling, the only thing we can do is provide cover for those who have been hurt.
occurring concurrently in a number of locations. We hardly have enough time to put out the massive flames that have broken out in Lysychansk "The statement was made in a Telegram message by the governor of the Luhansk area.
The Kremlin has, up to this point, denied an increase in the number of assaults on civilians that have been recorded by Ukraine.
"I would want to remind you of the president's comments that the Russian Armed Forces do not operate with civilian targets," said Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman for the Kremlin. "I would like to remind you of the president's statements."
The province of Luhansk is completely under Russia's hands at this point (Image: EXPRESS)
There have been reports of missile assaults on residents near the port of Odesa, during which officials have said that at least 21 people have been killed.
The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, referred to the assaults as "conscious, purposefully targeted Russian terror."
The Ukrainian government has requested that the West provide them with more artillery guns in the hopes that this would allow them to turn the tide of the conflict and prevent future gains.
It is anticipated that the United States would provide Ukraine with around 150,000 rounds of 155mm artillery ammunition, two NASAMS surface-to-air missiles, four counter-artillery radars, and a total of four radars in order to assist Ukraine in its battle against the Russian invasion.
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