Rushing Ukraine's Counteroffensive Brings 'Unsustainable' Losses: Report

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Ukraine's forces are facing huge equipment losses and Western-provided training often does not suit the kind of warfare they are engaged in, according to the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). "Attempts at rapid breakthrough have resulted in an unsustainable rate of equipment loss," the London think tank said in a report released on Monday. In the report, RUSI gave its assessment of the challenges that Ukraine faces as it enters the fourth month of its counteroffensive, which is aimed at recapturing Russian-occupied territory. It said that whatever progress Ukraine makes in the push, further offensives will be needed to achieve the liberation of Ukrainian territory and that as the war stretches into winter and next year, Kyiv's allies must keep up their commitment to maintain momentum against Russian aggression.