VIRGINIA (May 9, 2022)—Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby holds press briefing.
Hundreds of Ukrainian forces have completed training on new weapons provided by the United States, a senior Pentagon official said on Monday.
According to the defense official, Russia is also still experiencing low morale from its troops as the invasion of Ukraine entered its 75th day.
The US diplomat said earlier that the US had “highly credible” reason to believe that Russia was also looking at annexing Ukraine’s Kherson.
A senior US diplomat said Monday that Russia was planning to annex two Ukrainian regions, adding that Moscow may also carry out other disruptive operations in the southeast of Ukraine.
“According to the most recent reports, we believe that Russia will try to annex the ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’ and ‘Luhansk People’s Republic’ to Russia,” US Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Michael Carpenter said.
Source: Sun News contributed.