The silence is over which the Kiev military invited to keep in view of the attack. The Ukrainian counter-offensive has begun, together with a defensive operation. This was stated today by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, speaking at a press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The head of state is silent on places, state of the art and other details of the war plan.
A British intelligence report confirms: in the last 48 hours "significant" Ukrainian operations have been noted in various areas of the country, in the south and east. Kiev's forces - we read - have "probably made good progress" and "have penetrated the first line of Russian defense". However, in other areas "progress has been slower," the report said. Russia is also moving: “Moscow's aviation has been unusually active over southern Ukraine, where the airspace is more permissive for Russia than in other parts of the country. However, it is unclear whether the tactical airstrikes have been effective."
The situation on the ground shows that stasis has ended. Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian troops have advanced up to 1.400 meters in the direction of Bakhmut. A Ukrainian military spokesman: “We are trying to conduct strikes against the enemy, we are counterattacking. We managed to advance up to 1.400 meters on various sections of the front”. According to the official, Russian forces tried to counter-attack but failed, instead recording heavy losses.