Ukrainian Commander-In-Chief Admits Worsening Situation On Eastern Front As Russia Advances

Recently-installed Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief Oleksandr Syrskyi admitted in April that the “situation on the Eastern Front has significantly worsened” following the Russian presidential election and the thawing of the ground as winter subsided according to reports.

Syrskyi’s admission comes as Russia appears set to make further territorial gains with Moscow’s forces advancing after fending off Ukraine’s much-touted Spring counteroffensive last year.

The move by Moscow to issue arrest warrants for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and several high-ranking former officials including former President Petro Poroshenko is expected to further dampen prospects for a planned peace summit in Switzerland next month as neither side appears willing to compromise.

Despite the increasingly gloomy prospects for Ukraine Western powers led by the Biden administration appear intent on doubling down on their support for Kyiv securing a further $60 billion in aid for Ukraine last month.

Russia has flatly rejected Ukraine’s demands to cede back occupied territory before negotiations begin.