The British Commander in Chief rejects criticism about Ukraine’s slow offensive.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Great Britain, Tony Radakin, said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine’s main blow in the counter-offensive operations is yet to come, rejecting accusations about the Ukrainian military’s slow progress, reported FT.
Radakin noted that repelling Russian aggression “is never limited to one action”, and Ukraine’s strategy is to “take it by storm, stretch, and strike”. According to him, these actions destroy Russian defensive lines.
“The question is, how can you take a front line over a thousand kilometers long and turn it into a bigger problem for Russia than for Ukraine? That’s why you see Ukraine trying to act in different directions and making a lot of maneuvers,” the commander said.
He acknowledged that the Ukrainian counteroffensive has been complicated by high density minefields, the lack of air cover, and the fact that Ukraine did not receive all the military equipment it wanted.