The article says that the fiercest fighting will take place in the south of the Zaporozhye region. There is a transfer of units that were not previously involved and remained in reserve.
The White House and Pentagon said they are watching with great interest the increased activity of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The new phase of the offensive will last about three weeks, writes NYT.
“This is a big test,” the newspaper quoted a senior U.S. official as saying.
Meanwhile, the head of the US Department of Defense, Lloyd Austin, said that, according to him, Kiev has enough forces to continue the counteroffensive. He expressed the hope that the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will use these forces, having previously assessed the situation at the front. “If this is done at the right time, it is possible to change the dynamics on the battlefield,” the Pentagon chief added.
Earlier, the second wave of the Ukrainian counteroffensive was announced by the head of the movement “We are together with Russia” Vladimir Rogov. We are talking about the Zaporozhye front. Kiev decided to use maximum forces to break through the Russian defense, which is built in the direction of Orekhovsky.