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Posted on: Saturday, May 13, 2023 – 8:07 PM | Last update: Saturday 13 May 2023 – 8:07 PM
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told his European Union counterparts on Saturday that relatively little movement along the front lines between Russian and Ukrainian forces should not be confused with a quiet war.
In Sweden, Kuleba added: “When you wake up, you read the news and you basically come to the conclusion that everything is more or less quiet … but someone is dying there, someone is fighting for a trench, someone is trying to protect and defend the trench and someone else is trying Capture the trench.”
Fatalities have been mounting on both sides, although there have been few major changes on the front in recent months after the Russian winter offensive slowed.
“The enemy is trying to take new positions to seize more territory,” Kuleba said in Stockholm. “Nothing, no major developments. I think it’s actually very bad because we’re used to it. It’s impossible to get used to people dying.”
“Only now do I understand what the title of the famous novel (All Quiet on the Western Front) means,” Kuleba explained, referring to German writer Erich Maria Remarque’s famous 1928 anti-war novel that was based on the writer’s horrific experiences in World War I.