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The intelligence of the United States believes that the Ukrainian defenders will probably not be able to reach Melitopol during the summer counteroffensive.
The Washington Post reports this with reference to anonymous intelligence sources. structures of the USA.
According to the interlocutors of the publication, Ukraine's counteroffensive will not achieve its key goal, namely the exit to the borders of the city of Melitopol. This advance should ensure the cutting of Russia's land corridor to Crimea this year.
Such a pessimistic assessment is based on Russia's ability to build defensive fortifications and mine barriers, which significantly slows down the advance of Ukrainian military forces.
According to the interlocutors of the publication, the defense forces of Ukraine will stop a few kilometers from Melitopol. At the same time, the source of The Washington Post emphasized that the Ukrainian counteroffensive has already significantly weakened Russian groups.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence declined to comment.
BAGNET reminds , earlier the Secretary of the National Security Council Oleksiy Danilov called the opinion that the Ukrainian counteroffensive has stalled — floor In addition, the Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba called on critics of Ukraine's counteroffensive to join the Foreign Legion.
Prepared by: Serhiy Daga