Hungary repeats Russian fake that Ukrainian counter-offensive has failed and calls for negotiations
A representative of the cabinet of the Prime Minister of Hungary, which has long been loyal to Moscow, Gergely Gulyás, actually voiced the Kremlin's propaganda narrative, in which the Ukrainian army hardly achieved any significant results during the counter-offensive. The politician pointed to the significant losses allegedly suffered by both sides of the confrontation, which, in his opinion, should have led to negotiations.
This was reported by Radio Liberty Hungary from the official's press conference. Gulyás pointed out that the losses of Russian personnel are several times higher than those of the Ukrainian side, but its reserves are also higher.
"All of this indicates that the position of the Hungarian government is well founded when it calls for the earliest possible start of ceasefire and peace talks. This is in the interests of all parties, including Hungary itself," the representative of Moscow's political ally is convinced.
As a reminder, in response to the Ukrainian successes, Russian sources, including the Ministry of Defence and several well-known bloggers, claimed that the Ukrainian Armed Forces had allegedly launched an intense frontal attack in the direction of Robotyne (10 km south of Orikhove) and broke through Russian defensive positions northeast of the settlement.
At the same time, propagandists began to spread widely divergent claims about the scale of the attack by Ukrainian forces, attributing losses to them. In particular, the Russian Ministry of Defence stated that up to three battalions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were involved in this "massive assault".
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, the US Department of Defence noted that despite the fact that Ukrainian troops are forced to fight their way through minefields and other obstacles, the army of the Defence Forces "retains manpower and equipment".
"They still have a number of capabilities, and we can expect them to keep up the pressure," said Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin.