Ukraine’s counteroffensive underway for several days, says presidential office adviser
Counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (Photo:General Staff)
Ukraine’s counteroffensive has been underway for several days, said Mykhailo Podolyak, an advisor to the President’s Office, as reported by the Italian publication Rai on May 25.
“The counteroffensive has been ongoing for several days now, and there is an intense war along the 1,500-kilometer border, but actions have already begun,” Podolyak said.
He clarified that Ukraine has no intention to strike Russian territory.
“We will use the weapons provided to us to destroy Russian positions in the territories occupied by Moscow, including Donbas and Crimea,” the statement read.
Ukraine has already received long-range Storm Shadow missiles, Leopard tanks, and anti-missile systems from France and Italy, he said.
Emphasizing the significance of F-16 fighters, Podolyak stated that they will enable Ukraine to secure its airspace and achieve notable accomplishments.
“If we had them a year ago, the war would have already come to an end,” he remarked.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated on May 15 that the Armed Forces of Ukraine required “a little more time” for the upcoming counteroffensive.
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