Soldiers of the Ukrainian National Guard (Image: censor.net.ua)
Ukraine may be delaying the counteroffensive due to unfavorable weather conditions, ammunition shortage, and slow military equipment delivery from Western allies, according to the Washington Post.
The recent leak of the US military and intelligence documents that disclosed details about the condition of Ukraine’s military and its capabilities, including weaknesses in air defenses, further complicated the planned counteroffensive of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, the Washington Post claimed.
Nevertheless, despite ammunition shortages and slow delivery of military aid from Western allies, Ukrainian forces are testing Russian defenses for vulnerabilities ahead of the upcoming counteroffensive, according to the Washington Post.
Russia constructs three tiers of defense around Melitopol, anticipating Ukrainian assault – British intelligence
Ukrainian defenders continue identifying weak spots and plan strikes to destroy Russian fortifications on the occupied territories. The small operations are preparing Ukrainian forces for a full-scale attack as they wait for more ammunition and heavier equipment, the Washington Post reported.
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- Ukraine altered military plans because of alleged Pentagon documents leak – CNN source
- US intel leak points to Serbia’s secret arms deal with Ukraine – Reuters
- US to accelerate delivery of Abrams tanks to Ukraine, those may arrive as soon as this fall – media
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Tags: counteroffensive, Information leaks, military aid to Ukraine, Russian invasion of Ukraine