The United States provided Kyiv with data on command posts, Russian army ammunition depots, “constantly” discussed a way to stop the Russian advance in eastern Ukraine, writes The New York Times,
The US and Ukraine stepped up intelligence sharing over the summer, allowing Washington to provide better and more up-to-date information for Kyiv's planning of a counteroffensive in the country's northeast, The New York Times reported, citing unnamed US officials.
Sources declined to say , what details of the counter-offensive plan Ukraine disclosed to the United States and what advice the American side gave, but one of them indicated that Washington and Kyiv “permanently” discussed a way to stop Russia's advance in the east of the country.
The interlocutors of the publication admitted that the current offensive could be the initial stage of the Ukrainian Armed Forces campaign, which “may significantly push back the Russian front line.”
According to The New York Times, throughout the operation, the United States provided Ukraine with information about command posts, ammunition depots and other key nodes of the Russian army.
Ukraine's decision to announce a counteroffensive in the south before striking in the northeast is a standard disorientation technique used by U.S. special operations forces that have been training Ukrainians since 2014, the newspaper notes.
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Some U.S. officials are reserved in their assessments, noting that it is too early to determine whether the Ukrainian Armed Forces will be able to continue the offensive, as the Ukrainian military faces a shortage of supplies, especially artillery shells.
First Deputy Minister of Information of the DPR Daniil Bezsonov and military correspondents Alexander Kots and Yevgeny Poddubny announced on September 10 that the allied troops were leaving Izyum. According to Poddubny, the command made the right decision, since “the encirclement of the Russian group in Izyum would be a disaster.”
On September 10, the Ministry of Defense announced the decision to regroup troops in the Balakleya and Izyum regions in order to increase efforts in the Donetsk direction.
Within three days, the Izyum-Balakleya grouping was rolled up and transferred to the territory of the DPR. During this time, more than 2 thousand Ukrainian and foreign fighters, more than 100 armored vehicles and artillery units were destroyed, according to the Ministry of Defense.