Counteroffensive not Hollywood movie: Zelensky
On Tuesday, the Russian MoD reported that Ukraine has lost nearly 500 soldiers in one day.
Despite the fact that Ukraine's counteroffensive is moving more slowly than anticipated, Ukraine continues to reject the option of freezing the battle, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
"No matter how far we advance in our counter-offensive, we will not agree to a frozen conflict because that is war, that is a prospectless development for Ukraine," Zelensky told the BBC while admitting that the counteroffensive's progress has been "slower than desired."
"Some people believe this is a Hollywood movie and expect results now. It's not," he said.
Ukraine has been hyping its counteroffensive attack since last year, and although the attack was intended for spring, it was moved to the summer after Ukraine blamed the delay on a lack of weapons.
The Russian defense ministry reported Monday that the Russian forces neutralized 800 Ukrainian soldiers and numerous pieces of equipment and arms.
On Tuesday, the Ministry reported that Ukraine has lost nearly 500 soldiers in one day.
On another note, Russian Defense Ministry, Ukrainian troops try but fail to advance in three directions: South Donetsk, Bakhmut, and Zaporozhye.