Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday, Nov. 8, that Ukraine will strive to demonstrate military success on the battlefield before the year's close.

"We will try to show results this year, he said. “For us, it is very important because we lose people each day. It's not for the movie or for the show, we don't need to surprise anyone in the world.

“Every day we are losing people, less [people] than Russian - that's good news. But we lose people - that's bad news," the President added.

According to Zelensky, today, the Russian losses during the war are five times higher than the losses of Ukraine.

Zelensky admitted that progress has been slow in Kyiv's efforts to counterattack in the occupied south during an interview via video link at the Reuters NEXT conference in New York.


He also mentioned a Ukrainian plan for the battlefield in 2024 but said he couldn't share the details.

"We have a plan for the next year, a very concrete plan. But I will not share, I'm so sorry. I can't do this," Zelensky added.

He mentioned ongoing advancements in both the south and east, expressing confidence in success, particularly in the Kherson region.

Zelensky reiterated Ukraine's readiness to explore conflict resolution options once Russian troops withdraw from Ukrainian territories.

The Ukrainian President's statement comes in the wake of remarks by Valery Zaluzhny, the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who suggested that the war with Russia had reached "a stalemate".

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Kirby denied that US troops could be sent for demining, arms production or cyber operations, as French Foreign Minister Stephane Sejourne had suggested Western troops could be.

Zelensky, however, dismissed the notion of a stalemate and assured that progress was being made.

Zelensky clarified that he did not view the situation at the front as a deadlock, while acknowledging in his latest "TIME" interview that some parts of the world have grown accustomed to the conflict and are fatigued by it.

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