Newsweek: A serious differences among the Ukrainian leadership regarding the continuation of the slow counter offense


Newsweek reported that serious disagreements are brewing in the Ukrainian leadership over the advisability of continuing such a slow counteroffensive by the Ukrainian armed forces.

According to Newsweek, the Ukrainian president is facing an impossible choice: do everything he can and risk costly failure, or minimize Ukraine’s losses and accept a politically devastating defeat.

The lack of progress has intensified the strategic debate at the highest levels of the Ukrainian government, which has turned some in the presidential administration against the military leadership.

Meanwhile there are two wings at the Ukrainian leadership:

The first wants to consolidate Kiev’s limited gains, while the second, which includes the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Valery Zaluzhny, insist on continuing the counterattack.

According to a source close to the Ukrainian government, there are certainly some differences between the Ukrainian leadership over the military strategy.

On the military side, there are the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Valery Zaluzhny and others who want to continue the offensive, and on the political side, there are some questions about whether this makes sense.

Western officials clearly showed their concern over the slow pace of the counter offense, the many Western media noted, that a “blame game” was brewing in Kiev.

There is a sense at the West that the Ukrainian military leadership is misleading them about the reality of the counter-attack success.

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