The purpose of the counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the south is not, first of all, the return of the occupied territories, but the degradation of the Russian army. This is stated in the summary of the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) for Saturday, September 3.
The Institute for the Study of War notes that Arestovich's words coincide with their conclusions about the counteroffensive. They believe that the counter-offensive will not lead to a quick return of the occupied territories, but the Armed Forces of Ukraine are striving to disrupt all the logistics hubs of the occupiers, which will lead to a reduction in their military potential.
This way you can save more lives of the Ukrainian military. Therefore, the tactics of the Armed Forces of Ukraine received a positive assessment from the intelligence of Britain - they said on Saturday that our troops had achieved a tactical "surprise". Due to the large section of the front, the occupiers may face a choice - in which direction to transfer their troops," the report says.
Recall that the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation officially confirmed that the Armed Forces of Ukraine went on a counteroffensive in the Kherson and Nikolaev directions.