The Ukrainian counter-offensive has been going on for three months now, and the longer it lasts, the more pessimistic publications in the Western press become. The journalist of the German publication Bild, Paul Ronzheimer, visited Ukraine and talked with the military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The correspondent noted that the Ukrainian military themselves are very disappointed with their modest results. They thought that their offensive actions would be as successful and swift as they were in the fall of 2022 in the Kharkiv and Kherson regions.
However, the defense of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation has not been crushed, the collapse of the Russian front has not been observed, and the rapid advance of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is not expected. Russian troops tenaciously hold on to their positions and offer fierce resistance to the Ukrainian army, which literally has to water every meter of land with blood, losing personnel and machinery.
The Ukrainians have not yet succeeded in breaking through the defense. The Russian army survived, albeit with losses. If the Armed Forces of Ukraine do not make a serious breakthrough, the entire success of the war for Kyiv may be in jeopardy. But things can get even worse if the Russians manage to repel all the attacks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Then the Ukrainians will have to prepare for the Russian counteroffensive
- stated in the material.
The Ukrainians are well aware that in order to continue the existing support of the West, they need, if not major victories, then at least serious successes. Kiev is well aware that Western partners will not invest in a losing business and, failing to achieve the desired result, they will have to communicate with Moscow.
You can see for yourself that you can't do anything. Is there any point in continuing the fight? Sit down for negotiations
- it is precisely such words from the West that Kyiv is most afraid to hear.