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Zaluzhnyi calls top U.S. general, discusses counteroffensive

by The Kyiv Independent news desk May 6, 2023 3:23 PM 1 min read
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Commander-in-Chief of Ukraine's Armed Forces Valerii Zaluzhnyi said on May 6 he had had a phone call with the Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, discussing the front-line situation and upcoming counteroffensive.

Zaluzhnyi said he informed General Milley about Ukraine's “preparations for the upcoming steps” to liberate Russian-occupied territories.

Milley said in an interview with Foreign Affairs published on May 2 that Ukraine has the capability to conduct offensive operations.

When asked about the outcome of a possible counteroffensive, Milley said that neither Ukraine nor Russia was likely to achieve its political objectives in 2023.

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