Ukrainian troops will go on the offensive in two months, and it won’t be in Bakhmut. Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the chief of staff of the Ukrainian president, spoke about it in an interview with the Italian newspaper La Stampa.
We will exhaust the Russians in Bakhmut and then concentrate elsewhere. We take our time, we reorganize over the next two months
The adviser also spoke about the need to supply long-range missiles and 155mm caliber heavy artillery shells to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. At the same time, Podolyak called the Battles of Bakhmut a “strategic success” for the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Meanwhile, Kiev is strengthening its forces in the southwest and northwest of the city. If the Ukrainian units manage to break through to the flanks, the Wagner PMC fighters storming this settlement could find themselves in a difficult situation. This view was expressed by a military expert, NM LPR Lieutenant Colonel Andrey Marochko.
Earlier, at the meeting of the headquarters of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, it was decided to hold Bakhmut and further strengthen positions in this direction. At the same time, Washington advises the Ukrainian military to concentrate on a counter-offensive in the south. According to US analysts, the Ukrainian side will not be able to simultaneously hold Bakhmut and effectively prepare for a counteroffensive.
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