• Ukraine said Russia has been suffering "complete failure" on several fronts in the war
  • Russian soldiers were forced to pull back from several areas after Ukraine launched counterattacks
  • The General Staff of Ukraine revealed more than 150 Russian soldiers were killed in the last 24 hours

Russian President Vladimir Putin bragged about the "best weapons" and Russia's readiness to distribute the firearms to its "numerous allies and partners," amid reports of "complete failure" in the war in Ukraine.

Putin gave the speech at the opening of the Armiya-2022 (Army 2022) forum in the Moscow region, according to Kremlin-aligned media TACC.

The Russian leader is convinced he has "many allies and like-minded associates on different continents," Pravda reported.

"Russia is ready to offer its allies and partners various weapons, from small arms to armored vehicles and artillery, aviation and UAVs," Putin said in the speech [Google Translate showed].

The 69-year-old also boasted about Russian weaponry, saying "many samples of promising weapons of the Russian Federation are years and decades ahead of their foreign counterparts, significantly surpassing them in terms of characteristics."

He also lauded Russian soldiers and the fighters of Donbass who "are honorably fulfilling their duty during a special military operation, fighting for Russia and the world in the DPR (Donetsk People's Republic) and LPR (Lugansk People's Republic)."

Meanwhile, the Armed Forces of Ukraine said Monday that Russia has been suffering "complete failure" on several fronts in its war against Kyiv. Ukraine's army successfully launched a counteroffensive in several regions, forcing Russian troops to retreat from their positions.

Russian soldiers advancing toward Ivano-Daryivka, Vyimka and Vesele in the Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia regions were forced to pull back after a Ukrainian army launched counterattacks.

"The occupiers tried to advance in the directions of Ivano-Daryivka, Vyimka, and Vesele with offensive and assault actions. They suffered a complete failure and chaotically retreated to the previously occupied positions," a report from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (UAF) read.

"The occupiers used aviation for strikes near Verkhniy Saltiv, Sosnivka, and Rtyshchivka. The enemy tried to break through the defense of our troops in the direction of Kozacha Lopan - Udy. Ukrainian soldiers fiercely met the invaders and pushed them back."

"The occupiers tried to advance in the direction of Slavne - Novomykhailivka, Solodke - Vodyane, Solodke - Volodymyrivka, Yehorivka - Pavlivka. They received a tough rebuff, suffered losses and rolled back," the report added.

Data from the General Staff of Ukraine revealed Tuesday more than 150 Russian military personnel were killed in the last 24 hours. Ukrainian officials said since the war began on Feb. 24, Kyiv's forces eliminated about 43,900 Russian soldiers. The Armed Forces of Ukraine also destroyed 11 Russian armored vehicles and one helicopter.

Russian President Putin chairs a meeting outside Moscow
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of the Council for Strategic Development and National Projects via a video conference call at a residence outside Moscow, Russia July 18, 2022. Reuters / SPUTNIK