Western Allies Receive ‘Sobering’ Updates on Ukraine’s Counter-offensive
Some chances of making more progress exist
Weeks into Ukraine's highly anticipated counteroffensive, Western officials describe increasingly “sobering” assessments about Ukrainian forces' ability to retake significant territory, four senior US and western officials briefed on the latest intelligence told CNN.
"They're still going to see, for the next couple of weeks, if there is a chance of making some progress. But for them to really make progress that would change the balance of this conflict, I think, it’s extremely, highly unlikely,” a senior western diplomat told CNN.
"Our briefings are sobering. We're reminded of the challenges they face,” said Rep. Mike Quigley, an Illinois Democrat who recently returned from meetings in Europe with US commanders training Ukrainian armored forces. “This is the most difficult time of the war."
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