News ID: 110791
Publish Date : 31 December 2022 - 21:51

Russian Defense Minister: Victory ‘Inevitable’

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said victory for Russia over Ukraine was “inevitable” as he hailed Russian soldiers’ heroism in a New Year’s video message.
Moscow’s defense chief, who has been heavily criticized by pro-war voices in Russia for battlefield failures during the 10-month campaign, said the situation on the frontlines remained “difficult” and lambasted Ukraine and the West for trying to contain Russia. “We meet the New Year in a difficult military-political situation,” Shoigu said.