Ex-NATO chief: Ukrainian spring counter-offensive has greatest variety of strikes in history of war
Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis said that during the spring counter-offensive, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have many options for a key manoeuvre. It is difficult for the occupiers to predict where the offensive might start, and this plays into Ukraine's hands.
This was stated by James Stavridis on his official Twitter page. Thus, the effect of surprise and suddenness of the attack plays no less of a role than weapons.
According to Stavridis, the combat front in Ukraine is almost 900 miles (about 1,440 kilometres) long, which allows Ukrainian forces to strike the enemy where they least expect it. The suddenness of a counter-offensive can cause panic and disorientation in the enemy army.
"Ukraine's spring offensive is turning out to be the longest "telegraphic punch" in the history of warfare. It is worth noting... this is a huge battle front - almost 900 miles. Think about it, from New Orleans to Chicago - so manoeuvre will be key. Don't bet against Ukraine," he wrote.
A telegraphed punch is a boxing term that refers to an unintentional clear physical indication of where an opponent is going to strike.
As previously reported, Russia has focused its main efforts on preparing to repel a possible counter-offensive by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. At the same time, in some areas, the occupiers are trying to carry out offensive actions to seize new territories in the eastern regions of Ukraine.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Ukrainians under occupation believe in a successful counter-offensive by the Armed Forces. Belief in the strength and power of our defenders also supports Ukrainians who are forced to live in occupation for various reasons.
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