The Ukrainian counterattack.. Blinken expects changes on the front

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken cautioned against premature conclusions about The counterattack of the Ukrainian forcesanticipating changes on the front.

Blinken’s remarks came Saturday during the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado.

He explained that he believes that the scene of the counterattack will change with the equipment that was provided to Kiev and the deployment of all Ukrainian forces that were trained in the past months.

While he pointed out that the United States “said from the beginning that it would be difficult.”

However, he added: “Many people said that the Russians have prepared serious and fortified lines of defense. However, the Ukrainians are breaking through them now.”

Didn’t achieve “no result”

It is noteworthy that Russian President Vladimir Putin had stressed on Friday that Ukraine counterattack Repelling Russian forces in the south and east of the country did not achieve “any result”, despite Western financial and military support.

During a televised meeting of the Russian Security Council, he said, “It is now clear that the Western sponsors of the Kiev regime are disappointed by the results of the alleged counter-attack that the Kiev authorities have made noise about during the past months.”

He also added that “neither the massive resources that have been pumped into the Kiev regime nor Western supplies of weapons, tanks, artillery, armored vehicles and missiles help” Ukraine, stressing that it has not achieved “any result so far.”

‘colossal losses’

He also added, “The whole world sees Western equipment that has been propagandized about… It was said that it is fortified and burning, and on the tactical and technical level, it is even inferior to some Soviet-made weapons.”

While praising the Russian army, which is fighting in a “professional” and “heroic” manner, stressing that the Ukrainian forces have suffered “huge losses” and that their “capacity to mobilize” is exhausted.

slower than they had hoped

It is noteworthy that, starting from the beginning of last June, Ukraine launched a counter-attack aimed at restoring areas controlled by Russia in the east and south of the country.

However, Ukrainian officials acknowledge that this offensive is proceeding at a slower pace than they had hoped, and that their forces have so far managed to recover an area of ​​​​200 square kilometers.

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