MOSCOW, 2 Sep. Ukrainian troops have exhausted most of their potential, the UAF counter-offensive is almost exhausted, this opinion was expressed by retired US military officer Daniel Davis in an article for 19FortyFive. “will be completed by the end of September. The end result of Ukraine's large-scale offensive has been marginal gains in some areas. From a strategic point of view, the 1,000-kilometer line of contact remains virtually the same as it was at the beginning of 2023,” he wrote.
>Davis noted that the Armed Forces of Ukraine had practically exhausted most of their military potential, having barely reached the village of Rabotino in the Zaporozhye region. The expert expressed doubts that Kiev would have enough resources to move even a little further, keeping the flanks from Russian counterattacks.
“In all likelihood, Ukraine is at the end of its breakthrough. Soon it may have to return to the defense in order to hold the territory,” Davis explained.
On June 4, Kiev launched a counteroffensive in the Yuzhnodonetsk, Artyomovsk and, first of all, Zaporozhye directions, throwing into battle brigades prepared by the North Atlantic Alliance and armed with Western equipment. On July 21, Vladimir Putin noted that the enemy had no results, and Western curators were clearly disappointed with the course of the “counterattack.” The Armed Forces of Ukraine, according to him, are not helped by either the supply of weapons and ammunition, or thousands of mercenaries and advisers.