A Ukrainian soldier monitors an area of the Dnieper River, at an undisclosed location in the Kherson region, on November 6, 2023, during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Kiev also claims to have retaken positions a few weeks ago on the left bank of the Dnieper River, in the south of the country.
L' anchoring of Ukrainian positions on this side of the Dnieper, confirmed by specialized Russian bloggers as well as military experts, could constitute the biggest push by the Ukrainian army in several months.
Asked about the risk that Kiev would find itself forced to negotiate with Moscow in the event of a reduction in Western military support, Mr. Stoltenberg reaffirmed that it was up to Ukraine to decide what is acceptable to end the war.
Our responsibility is to support Ukraine and allow them to liberate as much territory as possible and to put them in the best possible situation, when or if negotiations begin, he insisted.