Ukraine aims to amass 'million-strong army' to recapture south, says defence minister
11 July 2022
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"It's not a million-strong force that will be conducting a counter-attack," Mr Watling told the BBC. "Normally you would want operational surprise when you launch a counter-attack, so announcing it publicly is partly about forcing the Russians to have to commit resources more widely to guard against this threat."