The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on September 12, 2022, during a press conference in Mexico that Ukraine’s counteroffensive against the Russian military is just beginning, but Ukrainian forces have made “significant progress.”
Source: The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken
“Clearly we’ve seen significant progress by the Ukrainians, particularly in the northeast, and that is a product of the support we’ve provided, but first and foremost it’s a product of the extraordinary courage and resilience of the Ukrainian armed forces and the Ukrainian people.”
At the same time, the US Secretary of State emphasized that it is still too early to say where the result of the Ukrainian counteroffensive would lead.
“It’s too early to tell exactly where this is going. The Russians maintain very significant forces in Ukraine as well as equipment and arms and munitions. They continue to use it indiscriminately against not just the Ukrainian armed forces but civilians and civilian infrastructure as we’ve seen.”
Earlier, White House spokeswoman Karine-Jean-Pierre said that Ukraine was waging a fierce struggle to liberate its territories, and condemned Russia’s missile attacks on energy infrastructure.