US advises Ukraine to postpone counteroffensive against Rashists
Senior U.S. officials advise Ukraine to wait large-scale offensive against Russian forces until it receives the last batch of American weapons and its troops receive appropriate training.
On Friday, a senior official in the US presidential administration, according to Reuters, said that US talks with Ukraine regarding any counter-offensive takes place in the context of ensuring that the Ukrainians first spend enough time training on the latest weapons provided by the American side.
In a conversation with a small group of journalists, on condition of anonymity, the official also said that the United States is sticking to its decision not to provide M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine as they are expensive and difficult to maintain.
Formerly Secretary General NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg, who took part in the Ramstein format meeting, welcomed the news about new arms supplies to Ukraine. According to him, this support will not only allow the Ukrainians to defend themselves against new Russian offensives, but will also allow them to launch their own offensives to retake the territory.
At the same time, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Army, General Mark Milli believes that it will be very difficult to force the Russians out of the occupied territories of Ukraine this year by military means.
“The front line goes from Kharkov to Kherson and it is more or less static, with the exception of Soledar, Bakhmut. This is a huge territory and there are many Russian forces that have occupied Ukraine,” Milli said.
Prepared by: Nina Petrovich