So, what do you think?
I can’t recall there being a first counteroffensive? When did it occur? Below it’s claimed to be Sept. 22/23. According to the White House this is the second one and it’s going slower then the first major push?
The White House on Tuesday said it did not assess that Ukraine has reached a stalemate in its defensive war against Russia, as reports from the battlefield detail Kyiv’s struggles to oust Moscow’s forces from dug-in positions on the frontlines. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, responding to a reporter’s question, said that Ukraine is taking territory on a “methodical, systematic basis.” “We do not assess that the conflict is a stalemate,” he said in a briefing with reporters. Ukraine’s second, major counter offensive and that was launched in June, has proceeded much slower than its first major push in September 2022 and that retook an estimated 3,000 square-miles of territory within a few days.
“There is attacking and defending taking place on both sides at multiple points along a very extended front line of trace,” Sullivan said. “And it is true that the Russians have been attacking up in the northeast, it is also true that the Ukrainians have been defending up in the northeast quite effectively.” ( Stating the obvious?)
Sullivan said that critics of Ukraine’s counteroffensive “should approach the question of battlefield conduct with a level of humility,” in response to a question over U.S. government frustration with Ukraine’s war strategy.
“We do our best to provide our best advice and then Ukraine makes its own sovereign decisions about how it’s going to proceed,” he said. “That’s that’s how I look at it, that’s how the president looks at it, that’s the policy of the United States.”
Approach the questions with a level of humility because the US is doing it’s best to help Ukraine, but they make their own sovereign decisions?
Do you believe that?
Also, is this administration as stupid/vapid as it comes off? Or do they simply believe the audience is stupid/vapid?