Ukrainian Armed Forces' achievements are impressive: Pentagon praises current results of Ukrainian counter-offensive
The Ukrainian counter-offensive is taking place in very difficult conditions. This explains the current pace of the Ukrainian Armed Forces' advance. At the same time, the achievements of the Ukrainian military continue to impress.
This was stated by the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Army, Lieutenant General Douglas Sims. His words are quoted by the Pentagon website.
The American general called Ukrainian soldiers brave warriors and real people.
When asked about the pace of our military's advance, Douglas Sims said:
"We are talking about real people who are in the midst of quite serious battles. These men and women are using new equipment, and they're doing it while they're being shot at and bombed, not to mention the large-scale mining that the Russians have done. And so where they are gaining hundreds of metres a day, and in some places perhaps a kilometre a day, they are doing so at a high cost in terms of effort."
At the same time, the lieutenant general stressed that the Ukrainian counter-offensive is taking place "in perfect sequence on the battlefield", although perhaps "not at the speed we would like".
"This is a difficult war, it is being fought in very difficult terrain, under fire, and if you take all this into account, the achievements (of the Ukrainian Armed Forces - Ed.) are simply impressive," Douglas Sims stressed.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL:
The former commander of the US Army in Europe, Ben Hodges, praised the Ukrainian General Staff, noting that it had made the right adjustments to the offensive. According to his estimates, the Ukrainian counter-offensive is going very well, given that the Defence Forces are attacking without air superiority. In addition, the occupiers have been replacing fields that are now difficult for the defenders to pass through.
The Estonian intelligence community praised the tactics of the Ukrainian Armed Forces during the counteroffensive. The head of the country's intelligence centre, Colonel Margo Grosberg, is convinced that the Ukrainian Defence Forces are close to a major success at the front.