Zelensky, on the Ukrainian counteroffensive: conclusions are drawn

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Volodymyr Zelensky. Photo: Profimedia Images

Volodymyr Zelensky chaired a meeting with military leaders where decisions were made regarding the Ukrainian counteroffensive, reports said. Ukrainian Pravda.

“At the general headquarters, I have discussed with the army commanders and important decisions have been taken. The key is time. Most importantly, there are decisions related to the calendar,” the President of Ukraine said after the meeting.

Zelensky says the meeting was informed about the general operational situation and specific areas, and appropriate decisions were made.

After discussions, it was decided to create new assault brigades and ensure rapid logistics.

Following an analysis of air defense operations in recent days, it was determined that new contracts were needed to supply missiles and additional air defense systems. An assessment of the resulting damages was also given.

In the evening news, Zelensky added that decisions had been made about the timing of the counterattack.

Not only the supply of ammunition, not only the training of the new regiments, our tactics, but also the timing were discussed. This is the most important. Terms of how we move. Decisions have been made. “I thank every soldier and sergeant, officer and general, every regiment that prepared,” said the President of Ukraine.

Ukrainian president, two weeks ago: Ukraine needs more time – but “not much” before counterattack

Ukraine needs more time — but “not much” — before counterattacking, Zelensky said two weeks ago.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukraine was “preparing very important measures for a counter-attack” but said his country still needed some time and expressed optimism about the possibility of acquiring Western fighter jets.

Ukraine currently has only enough modern tanks to equip two NATO battalions. It requires at least 6 battalions. So far, Germany has delivered 18 modern Leopard 2 tanks and about 40 Mortar infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine, according to the German Defense Ministry. In addition to the “Tigers” sent by Germany, Ukraine received 4 such tanks from Poland (which promised another 10 tanks). Norway provided 8 more tanks. Also, Spain provided 6 “Tigers” (out of a total of 10 promised tanks), and Canada provided 4 similar tanks.

In addition, the Ukrainians received another 14 Challenger 2 tanks from Great Britain – the equivalent of one company. Simply put, three regiments make up a tank company, and three companies make up a battalion. According to the Ukrainian ambassador in London, England could supply 14 similar tanks to Kiev’s forces in the near future. US pledges 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine The announcement was made in March, and the Pentagon noted that delivery of these armored vehicles could take “a year or more.”

Leopard tanks (both Model 1 and Model 2) committed to Ukraine number 160. Ukrainian officials say 300 tanks are needed to successfully launch a counteroffensive against Russian forces.

UK confirms delivery of Storm Shadow missiles to Ukraine

British Defense Minister Ben Wallace has announced that Britain will supply Ukraine with long-range Storm Shadow cruise missiles, which would allow the Ukrainian military to strike ammunition depots, Russian troop concentrations or fuel depots behind the front lines. According to Agerpres.

“I can confirm today that the UK will donate Storm Shadow missiles to Ukraine. They are long-range, conventional and accurate missiles,” the British minister said before the House of Commons, confirming earlier media reports.

Author: Liviu Kojan

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