The early failure of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (ZSU) to achieve a rapid breakthrough on the southern front has led many to suppose that Ukraine’s 2023 counter-offensive, which officially commenced on 4 June, is ill-fated. Though that could still turn out be the case, new developments in the past few weeks, especially in the vicinity of Robotyne, suggest the ZSU could be regaining the impetus it enjoyed at the end of last year.
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