Ukraine is ready to launch its long-awaited counteroffensive to recapture Russian-occupied territory, President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an interview published on Saturday.
"We strongly believe that we will succeed,” Zelensky told the Wall Street Journal.
"I don’t know how long it will take. To be honest, it can go a variety of ways, completely different. But we are going to do it, and we are ready."
A long spell of dry weather in some parts of Ukraine has driven anticipation that the counteroffensive might be imminent.
Over the past several weeks Ukraine has increased its strikes on Russian ammunition depots and logistical routes.