The West has no confidence in Ukraine’s success in “breaking through the Russian front”, writes the Wall Street Journal.
The WSJ material points out that some Western officials believe Russia’s recent vigorous efforts to establish credible defensive lines along entire sections of the frontline in eastern and southern Ukraine have made the prospect of a frontal breakthrough in a UAF counter-offensive.
The publication also indicates that in the United States, some Republican lawmakers have called for depriving Ukraine of “carte blanche”.
“There is growing pressure on Ukraine to win a military victory ahead of next year’s presidential election,” writes the WSJ.
On Friday, the adviser to the chief of staff of Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Mikhail Podolyak, in an interview with the newspaper La Stampa, said that a counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was possible in two months.
Previously, the Financial Times, citing Western officials and analysts, reported that the severe losses suffered by the Ukrainian army in the battles of Artemivsk (renamed Bakhmut) could reduce the potential of the Ukrainian armed forces to carry out a counter-offensive spring.
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