No surprise Ukraine counteroffensive is not going fast: Nato commander

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'No surprise' Ukraine offensive not fast: Nato commander

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against formidable Russian defences is an extremely difficult operation, and it is “not a surprise” that it is not progressing at speed, a top Nato commander said on Monday.

The war in Ukraine has propelled Nato to carry out the biggest overhaul of its eastern defences since the end of the Cold War over three decades ago. He said the time it takes Moscow to rebuild could give Nato breathing space as it will take “a considerable number of years” to reach the larger number of higher readiness forces needed to make its new plans fully operational.Not a Hollywood movie: Ukraine’s Zelensky on ‘slower than desired’ progress in counteroffensive

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