He stressed that we should not expect the delivery of all the weapons, because then we would lose time.
To plan counteroffensive of the Ukrainian military, the commander evaluates three main factors – enemy forces, his own forces, and physical and geographical conditions.
About this “Glavkom” told Pavlo Lakiychuk, head of programs of the “Strategy XXI” center.
The expert notes that March is the worst time to carry out offensive actions and reminds how long after last year’s spring offensive of the aggressor, our farmers and tractor drivers had to pull Russian tanks out of the mud.
“So that the same fate does not befall Ukrainian military equipment, it is necessary to wait at least until Easter – mid-April to early May, when the soil will begin to dry,” he said.
In his opinion, if we wait for the delivery of all weapons, we will lose time.
“But if our command prepares reserves, personnel, and forms units in a timely manner, then it will be quite normal if some of the weapons arrive in parallel with the offensive operation,” Lakiychuk summarized.
Counteroffensive of the Armed Forces
Serhiy Cherevaty, spokesman for the Eastern Group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, emphasized that the spring counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will take place when “all the necessary components” are present.
The President of the Czech Republic Petr Pavel stated that in Ukraine this year there will be only one attempt for a counteroffensive. Because there may not be enough resources for new major operations in the West.
Deputy Minister of Defense Hanna Malyar said that the Ministry of Defense will not disclose the plans of the Armed Forces about conducting a counteroffensive that will free Ukrainian lands from Russian invaders.
NATO believes that The Armed Forces will break through the corridor to Crimea during the counteroffensive.