Was Ukraine’s counteroffensive planned for spring? Opinion

01.09.2023, Moscow.

The statement by the UK intelligence service that vegetation has become an obstacle to the Ukrainian army’s counteroffensive may suggest that the counteroffensive was planned for spring, military correspondent Vyacheslav Yakovenko said in a commentary for Rossa Primavera News Agency on August 31.

Earlier, the UK intelligence service MI6 said in a report on the situation in Ukraine that bushes and small trees were the main obstacle to the counteroffensive of the Ukrainian armed forces.

“Apparently, according to their plan, the ‘victorious’ counteroffensive of the Ukrainian Nazis should have started in early spring and ended before the uncultivated fields started overgrowing with weeds,” Yakovenko said.

According to the correspondent, another explanation for the MI6 representative’s statement could be a miscalculation that was made when developing the offensive plan.

“I tend more towards the second option – a miscalculation. It is hard to forget how the counteroffensive was announced, how the Kiev regime’s information campaign painted victorious prospects, and how the Ukrainian authorities then postponed, delayed and not admitted it for a long time,” the correspondent explained his point of view.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency