Is it the End for Ukraine’s Offensive?

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Ukraine’s Summer Offensive is coming at an end, with the weather making future operations more difficult.

Ukraine’s top soldier has come out and admired the limited results from the five months offensive. He then went on to compare the stalemate to the Western Front in World War I, where artillery constantly killed soldiers but no ground was seized. CNBC says:

Ukraine’s commander-in-chief has conceded that there have been few gains in Ukraine’s five-month long counteroffensive to retake Russian-occupied territory.

Likening the current state of conflict to World War I, in which battles were often fought over a few miles of territory at the expense of huge numbers of men, Ukraine’s General Valery Zaluzhny said the war had reached an impasse.

At the political level, Zelensky is toning down expectations for the West. The Presidents biggest concern is losing NATO support due to lack of positive progress in the war. The NY Times continues:

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine has expressed frustration over what he has labeled unrealistic expectations for rapid success on the battlefield amid concerns that slow progress against entrenched Russian forces will discourage Kyiv’s allies from sustaining military aid.

“The modern world quickly gets accustomed to success,” Mr. Zelensky said in his nightly address on Tuesday, complaining that Ukrainian troops’ achievements “are perceived as a given.”

With war raging in Gaza, Ukraine will likely scale back assaults on Russian positions to conserve munitions. Having to compete with another ally for scarce American resources could make Ukraine more cautious.

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