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Operation counterstrike: What might the approaching Ukrainian offensive achieve?

By Oliver Imhof and Alexander Sarovic

12 May 2023 · 10 min read

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  1. Ukraine is preparing a large-scale counteroffensive with tanks, drones, and fresh troops.

Ukraine will likely unleash its counteroffensive soon with tanks, drones and fresh troops. Kyiv badly needs some kind of success. The troops aren't only fighting the Russians – they also need to prove to the West that they are still worthy of support.

The Ukrainian officer sets up a Google Meet call just five minutes ahead of our interview, sending the link from quarters located somewhere in the southwestern Ukrainian region of Zaporizhzhia. He declines to say exactly where.

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