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Zelenskyy predicts victory in 2023, Putin slams West as Ukraine struggle rages on | 5 factors

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has predicted victory in 2023 because the Russia-Ukraine struggle enters 2023. Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin used his New Year handle to slam West for making an attempt to “destroy Russia”.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Jan 1, 2023 09:43 IST

Emergency staff arrive at a residential space hit throughout a Russian assault in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Photo: AP)

By India Today Web Desk: Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy predicted victory within the struggle in opposition to Russia in 2023 as his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, in his New Year handle, slammed the West for the 10-month-old struggle.

Zelenskyy stated his solely want for all Ukrainians for 2023 was victory and resolved to stick with his individuals whereas they’re preventing for freedom. But Vladimir Putin used the New Year handle to rally residents of his nation behind the troops preventing on the frontlines and slammed the West for making an attempt to make use of Ukraine to “destroy” Russia.

Even although Russia’s 10-month struggle rumbles on ad infinitum, for some households the brand new yr was an opportunity to reunite, nevertheless briefly, after months aside. But a number of missile strikes in residential areas unfold concern because the struggle entered 2023.

Here are the most recent developments in 5 factors.

“We are ready to fight for freedom. That’s why each of us is here. I’m here. We are here. You are here. Everyone is here. We are all Ukraine,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated in his handle to Ukrainians on New Year as he predicted victory in 2023.

But in his stern New Year message, Russian President Vladimir Putin solid the struggle as a near-existential struggle for the way forward for Russia.

“The West lied about peace. It was preparing for aggression and now they are cynically using Ukraine and its people to weaken and split Russia. We have never allowed this, and never will allow anybody to do this to us,” Putin stated, including, “We will triumph, for our families and for Russia.”

The missile assaults and drone strikes continued in Ukraine because the world celebrated New Year. Russia launched 20 cruise missiles over Ukraine on Saturday afternoon as Zelenskyy accused Putin of “hiding behind military, behind missiles, behind the walls of his residences and palaces.” At least one individual died within the missile strikes in Kyiv.

At least 4 civilians had been wounded within the Khmelnytskyi province. In Zaporizhzhia area, because of a missile assault, two homes had been destroyed, and round eight broken. Four individuals had been additionally wounded, amongst them a pregnant lady and a 14-year-old woman, AP reported.

The current strikes come in opposition to the backdrop of Ukraine’s try to convey peace to the area. President Zelenskyy is vigorously pushing a 10-point peace plan that envisages Russia respecting Ukraine’s territorial integrity and pulling out its troops. But Moscow needs Kyiv to just accept its annexation of 4 areas.

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Jan 1, 2023