He added that its delay allowed Russia to strengthen its defenses.
"We had plans to start in the spring. But we didn't, because, frankly, we didn't have enough ammunition and weapons and we don't have enough brigades that are adequately trained for these weapons, in addition, the training missions were held outside Ukraine," Zelensky said, the Brussels portal Politico reported.
The long-announced Ukrainian counter-offensive has been underway for several days, and the US, Great Britain, Denmark and the Netherlands are sending hundreds of missiles to Ukraine. At the same time, NATO defense ministers are discussing in Brussels the continuation of the support that the allies have been providing to Ukraine for months.
The 2024 Grammy Awards will feature new honors including for Best African Music Performance, the Recording Academy announced on June 13.
Along with the prize honoring a recording that uses "unique local expressions from across the African continent," the 66th edition of the prestigious music awards will present a trophy to Best Alternative Jazz Album and Best Pop Dance Recording.