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Ukraine Counterattack Unfolds Slowly, Focuses on Limited Aims

  • With breakthroughs unlikely, both sides target supply lines
  • Tough balance between military constraints and need for speed
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Ukraine PM on Support from European Allies & State of War
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One week into Ukraine’s counteroffensive, the operation’s limited scale and goals in the south are becoming clearer, together with Russia’s response as the two sides head toward a long and difficult winter.

After several days of confusion and a deliberate lock down on information, Ukrainian officials have confirmed the recapture of at least two villages, pushing back against a growing Russian narrative of failure. And on Monday, the deputy head of the military-civilian administration in Russian-occupied Kherson said the province was postponing a planned referendum on joining Russia, citing security reasons.