“On the one hand, such statements are not unfounded, but on the other hand, this is a classic element of a public relations war,” he said.
According to Rogov, talking about a counteroffensive and putting it into practice are two big differences.
The politician stressed that the tactics, strategy and courage of the Russian military will ultimately decide everything on the battlefield.
At the end of January, Rogov himself reported that the Ukrainian Armed Forces could launch a counterattack in Berdyansk and Melitopol in the spring. The day before, the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Roman Kostenko announced the same expectations.
At the same time, Bloomberg notes that the actions of Russian troops near Artemovsk (Bakhmut) have now undermined kyiv’s chances of a counteroffensive.