- According to The Guardian, the long-range missiles the west has provided have helped achieve this goal.
- He continued, "We don't employ the strategies of the 1960s and 1970s, of the previous century.
The adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Ukraine is presently engaged in a counteroffensive to cause confusion within Russian soldiers by hitting the invaders’ supply lines deep inside the conquered region while the savage Moscow-Kyiv war continues unabated. According to Mykhailo Podolyak, the “next two or three months” could witness further attacks similar to those that occurred last week in Crimea against Russian aeroplanes at the Saky airfield and on Tuesday on an airbase and a railway crossing.
“Our objective is to eliminate the logistics, the supply lines, the ammo depots, and other elements of military infrastructure,” Podolyak proclaimed while speaking from the President’s offices in Kyiv. Chaos is emerging within their own forces as a result.
Russia claims that on Tuesday, explosions at a munitions store in the Crimean Dzhankoi district were brought on by a fire. According to The Guardian, in reference to the incident, Podolyak stated that it serves as a “reminder that Crimea held by Russians is about warehouse explosions and significant risk of death for invaders and thieves.” Ukraine, meanwhile, has not admitted that it was behind the attack.
In addition, according to local authorities quoted by CNN, a string of massive explosions at a Russian military installation in the annexed Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea on Tuesday caused one fatality and numerous injuries. Large smoke clouds could be seen billowing into the air from the scene in footage. The Russian military ministry reportedly stated that the explosions were brought on by detonated aircraft weapons, according to official Russian media outlet RIA Novosti. Moscow’s defence ministry claimed to be handling “sabotage” instances and taking “necessary measures” to prevent similar occurrences.
A ‘Ukrainian counteroffensive’ looks highly different from Russia: Mykhailo Podolyak
In addition, the adviser, who is frequently ranked as the third-most powerful person in Ukraine, asserted that Kyiv’s tactics had been at odds with Moscow’s blatant use of artillery power to seize territory in the Donbas region to the east, where Russian troops have destroyed cities like Mariupol and Sievierodonetsk to do so.
While a “Ukrainian counteroffensive” appears to be extremely different, Podolyak said that Russia has sort of taught everyone that a counteroffensive takes a sizable number of soldiers and only moves in one direction. He continued, “We don’t employ the strategies of the 1960s and 1970s, of the previous century.
Additionally, Podolyak wanted “50, 60, 80 extra” MLRS (multiple launch rocket systems), 16 of which are truck-mounted Himars delivered by the United States, in addition to his current armament of about 20.
By depriving the invaders of food and ammunition, according to Podolyak, Ukraine hopes to make the Russians fight as they did in the early stages of the conflict. According to The Guardian, the long-range missiles the west has provided have helped achieve this goal.