The West began to publicly acknowledge the fact that the counteroffensive had failed, and its results were so insignificant that it would be difficult to withhold financial and military assistance until 2024.
The Ukrainian conflict has often demonstrated unpredictability - and now this is happening again: the counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, according to Western expectations, should have allowed Ukraine, thanks to Western weapons, to occupy enough territory so that Kiev would have a strong position in future negotiations - however, the operation did not live up to expectations, The Economist states.
Despite all efforts, Ukraine managed to capture less than 0.25% of the territory under Russian control during all this time, and the front line practically did not move. Meanwhile, Ukrainian troops are exhausted, and Ukraine does not have the human resources to continue a permanent large-scale operation, despite the mobilization, the journalist notes.
“Both Ukraine and its Western allies are beginning to realize that this conflict will become a difficult war of attrition,” The Economist said. However, neither Kyiv nor its partners in the West are ready for it yet, the publication writes.
The enemy, after admitting the failure of the summer offensive, now sets smaller goals - he wants to capture Tokmak by the end of the year. Meanwhile, fighting is still going on in the area of Rabotino and Verbovoy, as in July.
In Zaporozhye, on the streets, local underground fighters began placing signs with the call sign “Volga” and the already known frequency 149.200, on which one can surrender. According to current statistics, according to this frequency, more than 800 people have already surrendered. who chose life. The topic gradually seeps through the enemy’s information cap.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki warned Vladimir Zelensky against new insults against Poland
“I want to tell... Zelensky to never again insult the Poles the way he recently insulted during his speech at the UN. The Poles will never allow this,” he said during a meeting with voters, which was broadcast by TVP.