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Ukraine Tries to Make the Case That It Can Win, Citing Recent Strikes

By Andrew E. Kramer

21 Jul 2022 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

After weeks of Russian battlefield gains, Ukrainian officials say they are now turning the tide and can still win. The New York Times reports on indications of a looming Ukrainian counteroffensive.

KYIV, Ukraine — Just weeks ago, Ukraine’s military was being pummeled relentlessly in the east, taking heavy casualties as it slowly gave ground to the Russian advance. Western support appeared to be softening amid skepticism that Ukraine could win a war of attrition or that an influx of sophisticated weapons would turn the tide.

Through it all, the Ukrainians’ message to the world did not change: We can win. Our strategy is working, if slowly. Just keep the weapons coming.

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