We can't stop in the middle, the AFU counteroffensive is needed at a certain time, – Podoliak
The Politico edition published an article in which it noted that the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will begin in May and predicted 2 possible scenarios. However, now we can only say that Ukraine needs the next months to accumulate the resource.
Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, told Channel 24 about this. He stressed that the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine should be a surprise for the enemy, so there should be less discussion about exactly when it will take place.
Ukraine is preparing for a counteroffensive
Thus, the Armed Forces need certain tools for successful counter-offensive actions, which must be accumulated. Our command understands how long it will take from a logistical point of view.
In addition, even the military does not need to spell out what priority areas or counteroffensive scenarios are. Ukraine is very creative and proved it many times during the war. In particular, in the Kharkiv region or in what is happening now in general along the front line, especially in the Donetsk direction.
The main thing is that both the military leadership – in the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Ministry of Defense, and the political leadership, first of all I'm talking about Vladimir Zelensky – have an absolutely consolidated position that we cannot stop somewhere in the middle. We need counteroffensives at a certain time. And this requires a concentration of resources, – explained the adviser to the head of the OPU.
Our command is preparing for different scenarios and takes into account all the risks. Therefore, Ukrainians should react less to hype topics and wait for developments.
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“We have no other chance than to go on a counteroffensive at a certain time according to a certain scenario . Otherwise, there will be no statehood of Ukraine. Stopping somewhere in the middle, as it was in 2014 – when the territories remained under Russian occupation – will mean that after a while Ukraine will not exist as a state,” Podolyak stated.
Indeed, today Russia at various levels, including Vladimir Putin, fixes its position: “Ukraine must be destroyed as a state and territory where Ukrainians live.”
Counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: latest news
- Ukraine is preparing a counteroffensive into the occupied territories, but no details, of course, are being made public now. The former head of the Lugansk OVA, Sergei Gaidai, stressed that the counteroffensive will take place there and when the General Staff and the military command clearly plan it.
- Russian invaders are preparing for defense in the temporarily occupied Crimea. The representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense Vadim Skibitsky said that the military infrastructure of the peninsula is maintained in combat readiness. There is a powerful land and aviation component.
- Also, a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine said that the Russians are actively building trenches and a line of defense in the most dangerous areas for the invaders. We are talking about the North of the Crimean peninsula and the southern regions of the Kherson region on the way to the Crimea.