Ukraine’s counteroffensive in maps: tracking the war with Russia

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Ukraine’s counteroffensive


Dr Jack Watling, a senior research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, said it was too early to assess the success of initial attacks in Zaporizhzhia, let alone predict their eventual outcome. ...Ukrainian forces were pressuring parts of the front in order to draw in Russian reserves and create areas of vulnerability, he said. Ukrainian counterbatteries were striking at the Russian artillery protecting the defences in an attempt to create an opportunity for a breakthrough. “Only after such a breakthrough could we discuss its exploitation,” Dr Watling added.