Ukraine has just over a month to launch a counteroffensive before the coming cold weather hampers combat operations, said the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley. He admitted that the Ukrainian counteroffensive is progressing slower than expected, but that the Ukrainians are constantly moving forward.
General Mark Milley, the most senior American commander, gave an interview to the BBC. He said the cold weather would make it difficult for Ukrainian forces to maneuver, but “there’s still plenty of time, probably about 30 to 45 days of fighting weather, so the Ukrainians haven’t said the last word yet.”
He admitted that the Ukrainian counter-offensive is progressing more slowly than expected. He stressed, however, that heavy fighting is still going on and the Ukrainians are constantly moving forward. “I said at the very beginning of this war that it would be a long, slow and deadly fight, and it is,” Milley said.
“Combat operations will continue one way or another.”
In the same BBC program, the Supreme Commander of the British Armed Forces, Admiral Tony Radakin, stated that “Ukraine wins, a Russia loses.” – Russia’s goal was to subjugate Ukraine and take control over it. This has not happened and will never happen, that’s why Ukraine is winning – he said.
The head of military intelligence (HUR) of Ukraine, General Kyrylo Budanov, assured on Saturday that the counteroffensive of Ukrainian forces will continue even after the cold weather arrives. – Combat operations will continue one way or another – he assured.
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