• 13/04/2024 02:28

Budanov named the condition for launching a new counter-offensive of the Ukrainian Armed Forces next year

ByJohn Newman

Feb 21, 2024

The head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Kirill Budanov, believes that the Ukrainian Armed Forces may launch a new counter-offensive next year. However, according to the lieutenant general, carrying out a large-scale military operation is possible under one condition.

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Budanov named the condition for launching a new counter-offensive of the Ukrainian Armed Forces next year

Photo – unian.net

The military leader said that if the Ukrainian Armed Forces can conduct a competent defense, weaken the forces of the “second army of the world” and restore their own, then next year the defenders will be able to launch a new counter-offensive, NBN reports. with reference to the American edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Journalists write that the London analytical center Royal United Services Institute in its study concluded that Russian occupation forces will reach their peak by the end of the year and will face shortage of shells and armored vehicles.

However, there is another factor that will affect the ability of the Ukrainian army to launch a counter-offensive in 2025 – the solution to the issue of military assistance to the country from the United States.

The head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the MOU noted, that Washington needs to provide the Ukrainian Armed Forces with ammunition and equipment all year to prepare for a large-scale military operation. According to the general, “an interesting question” — will the US be able to do this.

Previously, Ukraine's chief intelligence officer explained why the active use of drones at the front will not bring a decisive advantage to either the Defense Forces or Putin's troops.

nbnews.com.ua

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