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Ukraine has the right to conduct a cautious counteroffensive

Jul 3, 2023

Ukraine's counteroffensive against Russian troops is difficult due to landmines and other obstacles, but Ukrainian troops are right to act cautiously.

This was stated on Monday by the head of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, Reuters reports.

"A counteroffensive is difficult... People should not think that it is a cakewalk. It will never be," he told reporters at NATO headquarters in Brussels.


Ukrainian troops face defenses up to 30 kilometers deep as they try to break through Russian lines, Bauer said, drawing historical comparisons.

"We saw in Normandy during World War II that it took the Allies seven, eight, nine weeks to actually break through the German defenses. So it's not surprising that it's not happening that quickly," he added.

Author - Olena Madiak, 03/07/2023

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