US Senator Lindy Graham, who was in Kyiv last week, said that President Volodymyr Zelensky briefed him on the plans of the Ukrainian armed forces. According to the senator, an “impressive show of strength” of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will begin in the near future.
According to the senator, Volodymyr Zelensky provided him with a “detailed breakdown” of Ukraine’s military plans for a counteroffensive. “In the coming days, you will see a rather impressive show of force on the part of the Ukrainians,” he said. Politico. He noted that strikes stretching the Russian defense have already begun.
On May 29, the commander of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, Oleksandr Syrsky, said that the time for a counteroffensive “will come soon.” Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, said that the counteroffensive could begin “tomorrow or in a week.”
Last week, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine, Kirill Budanov, said that the Ukrainian military received the minimum amount of weapons necessary for a counteroffensive. Mikhail Podolyak, an adviser to the head of the office of the Ukrainian president, said that separate operations as part of the counteroffensive had begun.