Later in the episode, the FT’s Ukraine correspondent Christopher Miller gives his take on Ukraine’s ongoing counter-offensive:
I think this counteroffensive started much later than anticipated.
The Ukrainians were really trying to come up with as detailed a battle plan as possible while waiting for as much Western weaponry to arrive as possible. At some point they decided: “Okay, we have to move now.” And I think it was because many Western supporters, the United States in particular, were saying to kyiv: “You have to get going now.”
They needed to see results or returns on their investment, but they also said that every day it takes the Russians to prepare their defenses.
Christopher Miller’s new book can be found here.
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