Biden said Ukraine has considerable power that has not been used in combat operations yet
The US presidential national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, has said that the Ukrainian army has considerable power, which it has not yet brought into combat operations during the counter-offensive. According to him, the Ukrainian Armed Forces will now have to overcome voluminous mine barriers and the echeloned defenses of the Russian occupiers.
Sullivan also emphasized that the AFU plans to choose the most appropriate moment to attract significant combat power. He stated this at the Aspen Security Forum.
Advisor to US President Joe Biden noted that the Ukrainian forces intend to use significant power to maximize the impact on the situation on the battlefield. The White House spokesman said that Ukrainian troops first need to overcome significant defenses and minefields of the Russian occupiers during the counteroffensive.
At the same time, Sullivan added that it is important for the Ukrainian Armed Forces to choose the most opportune moment to use significant combat power with maximum impact on the course of hostilities.
"Ultimately it's a decision they will make. That is when we will see the significant results of the counteroffensive," Sullivan said.
The US presidential adviser added that the US is in close contact with the Ukrainian leadership, but explained that the AFU decide how to fight during the counteroffensive operation independently.
Earlier it was reported that the United States will start training Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets in a few weeks. It will take place in Europe and will last several months.
To remind, Ukrainian servicemen continue to move forward at a distance of 0.5 to 1 kilometer every day. The counter-offensive of the AFU is almost unrealistic to conduct at a fast pace because of the huge number of defensive structures and minefields of the Russian occupiers.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine can not be called a failure. Ukrainian defenders are doing their job, but are forced to liberate the land through the minefields of the enemy.