The Ukrainian counteroffensive is underway
Ukrainian military officials say their troops have retaken another southeastern village from Russian forces. This weekend, President Volodymyr Zelensky said his troops are engaged in intense fighting along the front line.
Also on the weekend, Russian President VladimirPutin met his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko, in the Russian city of Sochi. After those discussions, he insisted the Ukrainian counter-offensivehasbegun, but also that it hasbeen afailure so far.
Putin has let his hand slip a bit recently, saying that Russian forces were dealing with artillery problems and that the country will deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus in early July
Late last week, the Pentagon said it would provideanadditional $2.1 billionin long-term weapons aid for Ukraine. The newassistancepackage includes funding for more Patriot missile battery munitions and air defense systems.
We recap the weekend of news from Ukraine and look at what kind of battle lies ahead.
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