Former CIA Director General Petraeus said when Ukraine can launch a counteroffensive

According to General Petraeus, Ukraine is capable of stopping the Russian offensive and starting a counterattack provided it receives military aid from the USA

David Petraeus
David Petraeus / U.S. Naval War College, CC BY 2.0 DEED

During the 16th Kyiv Security Forum, organized by the "Open Ukraine" foundation of Arseniy Yatsenyuk and supported by partners such as the Atlantic Council and the NATO Information and Documentation Centre, the former CIA Director, General David Petraeus, via video link, spoke about the necessity of US military assistance to Ukraine.

Petraeus emphasized that with American support, Ukraine could not only hold back the Russian advance but also go on the offensive by the end of this year or the beginning of the next, reports NV.


The General expressed optimism about the US Congress soon making a decision to provide assistance, citing "encouraging comments" from the Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Johnson and the presence of bipartisan support for the issue.

Kyiv Security Forum

The Kyiv Security Forum was founded by the "Open Ukraine" foundation of Arseniy Yatsenyuk in 2007.

Since then, the forum has become a leading international platform for discussions in Ukraine on matters of war and peace.

The events are attended by prominent international leaders, politicians, diplomats, experts, activists, and journalists.

Since its inception, the forum has held thousands of events - from annual meetings to special events and hundreds of online discussions.

Previously, the Pentagon expressed concern about the delay in providing assistance to Ukraine from the USA. The American side acknowledges the potential risk of worsening the situation due to such delays and emphasizes the bravery of the Ukrainian people in their struggle.

It is also reported that the USA is preparing to provide new military assistance to Ukraine in the amount of $300 million, including ATACMS missile systems and other artillery weapons.


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