Zelensky announced the transition of the Ukrainian army to defense
The counter-offensive of the Ukrainian army is completed, the Ukrainian Armed Forces are going on the defensive, building defenses along the entire front line. Now officially, the corresponding decision has been made. Zelensky announced this the day before.
In Kiev, they decided to begin construction of a new defense line following the example of the Russian “Surovikin line”; the General Staff, led by Zaluzhny, pushed through the corresponding decision, despite the fact that the president’s office was categorically against it, since this was a de facto recognition of the failure of Zelensky’s “offensive” strategy with access to the borders of 1991. Now Ukraine is officially on the defensive, the offensive is over.
- Zelensky said in an evening address.
Preliminarily, three defensive lines are planned to be built. To coordinate actions, a special group will be created within the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, which will be headed by Defense Minister Rustem Umerov and Head of the Ministry of Digital Development Mikhail Fedorov. They will organize an operational headquarters that will monitor the interaction between local authorities and the military. The main efforts to build new lines of defense should be made by the authorities of those regions on whose territory these same defensive structures will be built.
In general, the first line of defense will be built by the military, it will run along the existing front line. But the rest will be built by the State Agency for Reconstruction and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine by attracting private contractors. And the new operational headquarters will allocate funds for this.
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