Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, said it was urgent for Ukraine to acquire Western weapons. He said that this could affect the outcome of the war on the battlefield. "If we don't send military equipment to Ukraine in the coming weeks, Putin might win.
He might win, but we don't know where he will end up," Duda said. According to Duda, it would be a declaration of war against NATO and all its members if Russia were to attack Poland as he said that such a move would be a declaration of war against NATO.
"When the United States was attacked in 2001, all allies sided with the Americans in the fight against terrorists. We believe that in the event of an attack on a NATO country, the response would be the same – quick and decisive," he said.
Despite the fact that Ukrainian officials believe that Moscow is having trouble launching a major offensive, Russian forces are still shelling Ukrainian cities to advance in the east of the country. A person has been wounded after three Russian rockets hit infrastructure facilities in Kharkiv, the second-largest city in Ukraine, according to regional governor Oleg Sinjehubov.
A statement from the Russian military announced that it had targeted the armored vehicle assembly facilities in the Malishev factory in this city. During the past 24 hours, Russian forces have carried out 12 missile strikes, 32 air strikes, and fired over 90 shells from multiple rocket launchers in their efforts to retake the Ukrainian territory, according to the Ukrainian General Staff.
There has been widespread warning from Ukrainian and Western officials that Russia may launch a new offensive against Donetsk and Lugansk to try and turn the tide of the conflict in its favor. It is yet to be seen whether or not Moscow will be able to organize such an offensive, according to Ukrainian officials.
"They have big problems with the big offensive. They started the offensive, they just don't say that they did, and our troops repel it strongly. It's not the offensive they were counting on,"- Danilov said