Fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are much better prepared for combat operations in the winter than the Russian occupation troops. This was stated by US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, CNN reports.
The head of the Pentagon assured that the United States will continue to support Ukraine «as long as it takes». At the same time, he did not speculate about the prospects for the further liberation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the territories temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation and the possible timing.
«It is difficult to predict how events will develop and in what time frame, but we support Ukraine for as long as necessary. The focus of the United States is support for Ukraine», Austin said.