The Russian occupation army has three lines of defense. Currently, the Ukrainian Armed Forces are between the second and third lines.

This was stated by the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Rustem Umerov in an interview with Fox News.

"We have de-occupied 50% of our territory, we are defeating Russia on our land, we have returned the territory, we have liberated it. Now we have a plan for 2024," the minister said.

According to him, reaching the borders of 1991 remains a strategic victory for Ukraine. Umerov emphasizes that the civilized world should be ashamed if the war started by the Russian Federation drags on for years.

"This will continue and destroy democracy. They [the occupiers] believe that Ukraine and Ukrainians should not exist," he said.

The Minister also noted Ukraine's plans to join NATO. According to him, all calculations for the next year, procurement and planning of operations will be carried out according to NATO standards.

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