According to the original plan developed by the General Staff, the Armed Forces of Ukraine were to conduct a large-scale counteroffensive in the south of the country. The goal is to capture Kherson and Mariupol.
The New York Times writes about it.
But as a result of the military games played by the Ukrainian and American military over the summer, it became clear that such an offensive was most likely doomed to failure.
“We did simulations and tabletop exercises. These exercises showed that some counter-offensives could be more successful than others. We gave this advice, and then the Ukrainians understood it and made their own decision”, said Colin Kahl, head of the Pentagon’s political department.
Meanwhile, the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue looting and executions of people in the occupied settlements of the Kharkiv region. This was announced by the head of the region Vitaly Ganchev on the air of the Russia-24 TV channel.
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