The Ukraine war continues ‘with no end in sight’: Kiron Skinner
Former Trump foreign policy adviser Kiron Skinner discusses the reported attacks on Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, on ‘Fox News @ Night.’
Russian leadership made a rare acknowledgment of their nation’s trouble making progress taking over over Ukraine.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov made the comments Wednesday in an interview with Bosnian Serb broadcaster ATV.
Peskov acknowledged a lack of progress in taking Ukraine, attributing the slowdown to Western intervention and the Ukrainian “war machine.”
“It’s a very, very difficult operation and of course certain goals have been achieved in a year,” Peskov said. “We managed to shake up the Ukrainian war machine quite a bit.”
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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, pictured here, attends a joint news conference of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Moscow. (Sputnik/Sergey Guneev/Kremlin via REUTERS)
PUTIN’S TROOPS FORTIFY ZAPORIZHZHIA NUCLEAR REACTORS AS RUSSIA GROWS WORRIED OVER UKRAINIAN OFFENSIVE
Ukrainian soldiers pose amid Russia-Ukraine war on the front line of Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine on March 29, 2023. (Muhammed Enes Yildirim/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
The spokesman specifically called attention to the United States, Europe, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
“Why has it been a year and there’s still so much to do?” Peskov asked. “It was hard to imagine that NATO members, the United States, European countries, would first indirectly and then directly intervene in the conflict.”
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Russian soldiers march toward Red Square to attend a dress rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in Moscow. The parade took place at Moscow’s Red Square on May 9 to celebrate 78 years of the victory in WWII. (AP Photo)
Yegeny Balitsky, the Moscow-installed governor of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia province, on Friday, ordered civilians to leave 18 Russian-occupied communities, including Enerhodar, home to most of the staff at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. The move suggested that fighting in the area would intensify.
Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov, meanwhile, said Russia prompted a “mad panic” from the city near the contested plant; thousands of cars departed causing five-hour traffic delays, the BBC reported.
A Ukrainian serviceman looks as smoke rises after a Russian troops shelling, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Luhansk Region, Ukraine April 26, 2022. (REUTERS/Serhii Nuzhnenko)
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Moscow’s troops seized the plant soon after invading Ukraine last year, but Ukrainian employees have continued to run it during the occupation, at times under extreme duress.
Timothy Nerozzi is a writer for Fox News Digital. You can follow him on Twitter @timothynerozzi and can email him at [email protected]