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Blinken added that, despite some successes in the Donbas, Russia is still far from a decisive victory, and that the successes already achieved have paid off at an extremely high price.
After four months of a full-scale military invasion of independent Ukraine, Russia* lost this war. This was stated by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.
“Ukrainians defend themselves with incredible courage, and Russia has already lost. Putin's goal, as he himself said, was the destruction of Ukraine as an independent and sovereign country. This goal has failed,” he said.
He stressed that a sovereign and independent Ukraine will last longer than Putin, and that the Russian Federation has suffered significant losses, despite minor successes in the Donbass.
< p>“According to our intelligence, Russian troops are struggling with low morale, high mortality, problems with equipment and leadership that refuses to inform them of the realities of the battlefield,” Blinken said.