Zelensky Says Ukraine Needs More Time Before Launching Counteroffensive

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukraine needs more time before it can launch a much-anticipated counteroffensive against Russia, because its military hasn’t yet received equipment pledged by Western allies and the cost in lives could be too great if it were to proceed now.

“With what we have we can go forward,” Mr. Zelensky said in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corp., referring to arms supplied by Ukraine’s partners, “and I think we can be successful. But we will lose a great many people…I think that’s impossible. So we need to wait. We need some more time.”

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