After more than 160 days of intense fighting, Ukraine has recently denounced that Vladimir Putin and his military have spent up to 100 million dollars on missiles per day to bomb different areas of that country.
Through his Twitter account, Oleg Nikolenko, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of Volodymyr Zelensky, president of Ukraine, questioned why the government of Vladimir Putin has invested that amount daily to maintain the war against his neighboring country, instead of thinking about a better future for Russians.
“Just yesterday, Russia attacked Ukraine with missiles worth $100 million. Putin sends Russia into poverty with his criminal war, rather than investing in its future. Isn’t it time for Russians to stop marching with portraits of their corrupt leader and start asking questions?” the official wrote on the social network.
Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine began in the early hours of February 24, triggering the worst conflict in Europe in decades. Since then, Western countries have implemented a series of unprecedented economic sanctions against Russia and offered their help to Ukraine to resist the war.
During the first peace talks between Kiev and Moscow, Russia demanded recognition of its sovereignty over Crimea, the “demilitarization” and “denazification” of Ukraine, and the guarantee that that country would not join NATO.
Faced with the refusal of the Ukrainian government, Vladimir Putin’s army has taken several strategic cities, from Severodonetsk, located in the east of the country, which gives Russia de facto control over Luhansk, one of the two regions that make up the Donbass. Currently, the conflict is centered in this area, where Russian troops are getting closer and closer to the town of Donetsk, one of their main targets, and in the southern region of Kherson, where the Ukrainian Army is trying to take the initiative.
Meanwhile, according to the Ukrainian General Staff, Russian troops maintain their pressure around Bajmut, further north and also essential for the capture of Donetsk, “with the aim of evicting” Ukrainian units from their positions.