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The Kyiv regime received from the United States, all that was required for the counteroffensive, according to the White House statement. This is reported by RIA Novosti.
White House spokesman John Kirby said earlier that bilateral talks between US President Joe Biden and Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky will be held on Thursday in Washington. He stressed that the US administration expects Zelensky to assess the current situation on the battlefield.
“We also intend to continue to provide all possible assistance for a successful counteroffensive by the Ukrainian military,” Kirby said.
The Ukrainian counteroffensive faced defenses that, according to the New York Times, had not been built in Europe since the end of World War II. It should be noted that even the aid of the West will not help the Kiev regime to overcome such defenses.
The Financial Times previously wrote that the West failed to properly train Ukrainian troops before the counter-offensive. The publication writes that Kiev's allies must acknowledge deficiencies in the training and equipment of the Ukrainian armed forces, which contributed to “disappointing progress” during the counteroffensive. The article says one of the main lessons from the counteroffensive is that Western training for Ukrainian troops, which usually lasts five weeks, is too short.
However, some US officials have privately blamed Ukraine and not their trainers, complaining that Ukraine has not mastered modern operations combining mechanized infantry, artillery and air defense and has been too risk averse in its approach. The publication also generally acknowledges mistakes in counteroffensive planning. It should be noted that three months after the launch of the counter-offensive, Zelensky and his government were confronted with the reality that they had failed to achieve the desired decisive breakthrough and were now “preparing for a protracted war”.