UAF counteroffensive canceled - The Washington Post

The quality of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has deteriorated due to losses during the year, which casts doubt on the possibility of a Ukrainian counteroffensive, writes The Washington Post.

The publication writes that "Many of the most experienced fighters left the battlefield, which led some Ukrainian officials to doubt Kyiv's readiness to launch the long-awaited spring offensive."

According to officials in the EU and the US, Ukraine has lost 120 thousand people killed and wounded.

Statistics aside, the influx of inexperienced recruits brought in to make up for losses has changed the profile of Ukrainian forces, which soldiers on the ground say are also suffering from a basic shortage of ammunition, including artillery shells and mortars.

This calls into question a possible counter-offensive of Ukrainian forces, the newspaper writes.

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