Czech president says Ukraine has only one shot at a major counteroffensive
Ukraine should conduct a counter-offensive within the next few months.
Czech President Petr Pavel said this in an interview with Rzeczpospolita.
The Czech president believes that Ukraine has only one attempt for a major counteroffensive. As it will be very difficult to find new funding for the next one.
Pavel also believes that Ukraine should conduct a counter-offensive within the next few months.
The window of opportunity is open this year. After next winter it will be extremely difficult to maintain the current level of aid. War fatigue is not only the depletion of manpower and equipment and the destruction of infrastructure in Ukraine, but also the fatigue of the countries providing aid. Many countries, many politicians expect some progress this year. I believe that Ukraine will only have one attempt to launch a major counter-offensive. So if it decides to launch a major counter-offensive and fails, getting funds for the next one will be extremely difficult.
That said, the Czech president believes that the option of Ukraine taking back all of its territory is the best end to the war. To achieve this, the West must give Ukraine all the help it needs.
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