Putin says Ukraine counteroffensive ‘a failure’

Kremlin says 'friction' between Ukraine, Europe 'inevitable'
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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday claimed that Kyiv’s counteroffensive to retake Ukrainian land lost to Moscow was a “failure”.

“As for the stalling counteroffensive, it is not that it is stalling. It is a failure,” Putin said at a press conference with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi. “At least today this is what it looks like. Let’s see what happens next. I hope that it will continue to be so.”

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