"White House Attributes Delayed Ukrainian Offensive to Weather, While Putin Claims Kiev Suffered Significant Losses in Counter-Offensive"
"White House Blames Weather for Stalling Kiev Offensive" The White House has attributed the delay in the Ukrainian offensive to the weather and the months of preparation by the Russian forces to defend themselves. "The weather was not necessarily cooperative, and the Russians had plenty of time, months, to prepare. They did it, they entrenched themselves, and in some places - they entrenched themselves very deeply," said John Kirby, the coordinator for strategic communications on the National Security Council, to journalists.
"Ukrainian Offensive Concentrated on Zaporizhzhia Front" The Ukrainian offensive on the southern Donets, Zaporizhzhia, and Artemivsk directions commenced on June 4th, with the Ukrainian armed forces primarily targeting the Zaporizhzhia front. Kiev deployed brigades trained by NATO and armed with Western technology, including the Leopard tank. During a meeting with military correspondents on June 13th, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the Ukrainian military had suffered significant losses and had been unsuccessful on any front. Footage of smoking Leopard tanks caused a large impact in the West.
"Putin Claims Kiev Lost 259 Tanks and 780 Armored Vehicles in Counter-Offensive" This week, Putin stated that Kiev had lost 259 tanks and 780 armored vehicles since the start of the so-called counter-offensive and that on the Orehovo direction alone, they had lost 41 tanks and 102 armored vehicles in the last week.