The Guardian newspaper revealed that the head of the Ukrainian army, Valery Zaluzhny, and other military officers knew that Kiev didn’t have the resources to launch a counterattack, but they didn’t have time to delay.
The commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian forces, Valery Zaluzhny, and his officers knew that they didn’t have the means to launch a counterattack, but they didn’t have time to delay, because there were signs of annoyance and fatigue among the donors in the West”.
According to the Guardian, the first victim of the Ukrainian attack was wishful thinking, as it indicated that all hopes were centered that the Russian forces would leave the trenches and flee away from the battlefield.
The Guardian newspaper stated that the Russian forces withstood and repelled one attack after another, during the first seven weeks of the Ukrainian attack.
From its part, Politico newspaper reported that the Western forces supporting Ukraine were extremely disappointed, especially after the Kiev forces launched a new attack in the southeast of the country, last week.
In turn, officials at the US Department of Defense described the recent Ukrainian attack, which saw Ukraine send thousands of Western-trained reinforcements to advance south from the town of Orekiev, as a failure, adding that it hasn’t yet yielded any results.
They pointed out that the Ukrainian gains are only summed up by Ukraine gaining only a few meters.
Ukraine now has about 150,000 soldiers committed to the counterattack through 3 axes of attack, and these include multiple brigades trained in the West, according to a US official.
Also, the Financial Times, reported on Tuesday that the US administration is seeking to increase the stockpiled supplies of vital munitions to Ukraine to support the counterattack against the Russian forces.
The administration of US President Joe Biden has known for months that the high rate of use of ammunition in Ukraine will begin to expand the need for supplies, and has intensified efforts to deliver the missiles to the front line as the war enters a decisive stage.
The European who supplies Ukraine with weapons and ammunition, also are having a severe shortage.