Near Izyum and Kharkiv, Ukrainian troops are conducting tactical counter-offensive actions – this is not yet a full-fledged counter-offensive at the operational level. This is in an interview with Mark Feigin Aleksey Arestovich, adviser to the head of the President’s Office, explained.
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He explained the words of the head of the General Staff, Valery Zaluzhny, who announced counter-offensive actions in these areas, but some media wrote about a “counter-offensive.”
“Zaluzhny spoke about counter-offensive actions, and not about counter-offensive. What is the difference: counter-offensive actions are a tactical level, and a counter-offensive is an operational one,” Arestovich said.
The adviser to the head of the OP explained that near Kharkov and Izyum, Ukrainian troops are completing certain “tactical actions that are of a counter-offensive nature.”
According to him, in principle, there is a possibility that these tactical successes, if they are consolidated and developed, can lead to an operational effect.
However, he noted that while Western weapons are not moving at the same pace as to allow the Armed Forces of Ukraine “to go over to the counteroffensive and achieve operational success.”
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