Western officials 'surprised' by Ukraine's quick gains in northern counteroffensive

Western officials ‘surprised’ by Ukraine’s quick gains in northern counteroffensive

Kyiv gave top US generals advance notice of the plan to launch simultaneous attacks on two fronts, according to a Ukrainian official, but both governments were shocked by the success of the counteroffensive from the north. “Everyone was surprised at how the Russians ran,” the Ukrainian government official said on condition of anonymity to discuss …

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