Zelensky says Ukraine’s counteroffensive plans leaked to Russia | EUROtoday

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky instructed on Sunday that plans for Kyiv’s long-awaited counteroffensive final 12 months had been leaked to Russia forward of time.

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Ukraine’s counteroffensive in 2023, powered by billions of {dollars} in Western arms, largely fell flat, failing to interrupt via a number of traces of Russian defences and fortifications.

“Our counteroffensive action plans were on the Kremlin’s table before the counteroffensive actions began,” Zelensky mentioned Sunday at a press convention in Kyiv.

His workplace subsequently confirmed to AFP that Zelensky was referring to Moscow acquiring delicate army planning data.

Zelensky didn’t present another particulars on the leak.

He went on to say that Kyiv was making ready “several” variations of its battlefield technique for 2024 to assist keep away from a repeat.

Asked whether or not Ukraine had plans for an additional try at a counteroffensive this 12 months, he mentioned: “We have a plan, a clear plan. Several plans will be prepared because of information leaks.”

Russian forces at the moment are again on the advance throughout jap Ukraine, having captured the symbolic frontline city of Avdiivka and looking for to press their benefit in ammunition and manpower.