The head of the Pentagon believes in the de-occupation of Kherson – media

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Pentagon chief believes in de-occupation of Kherson - media

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin stressed that the most important thing is that the Ukrainians believe that they are able to do it.

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin expressed confidence that Ukrainian troops can recapture the Russian-occupied right bank of the Kherson region, including the administrative center. This is reported by Evropeiska Pravda.

“Regarding the question of whether the Ukrainians can liberate the rest of the territory of the Kherson region on the right bank of the Dnieper: I certainly believe that they are able to do this. And most importantly that the Ukrainians believe that they are capable of doing this,” said the head of the Pentagon.

Austin also noted the previous successes of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

“We know that they resorted to methodical and very effective efforts to win back their sovereign territory. I think they will continue to press further until they control the territory on the right bank of the river,” he added.

So far, US officials have reportedly tried to avoid such optimistic assessments regarding the counter-offensive of the Ukrainian forces in the Kherson region.

Recall that back in September, Austin called the successes of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Kharkiv and Kherson inspiring.

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