American-backed Ukrainian attack to recapture Zaporizhzia nuclear power plant is a critical part of the Western strategy


Eventually, Ukrainian officials believe their long-term success requires progress on the original goals in the discarded strategy, including recapturing thenuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia

The Critical Moment Behind Ukraine’s Rapid Advance, New York Times, ByJulian E. Barnes,Eric SchmittandHelene Cooper, Sept. 13, 2022

WASHINGTON — The strategy behind Ukraine’s rapid military gains in recent days began to take shape months ago during a series of intense conversations between Ukrainian and U.S. officials about the way forward in the war against Russia, according to American officials.

The counteroffensive — revised this summer from its original form after urgent discussions between senior U.S. and Ukrainian officials — has succeeded beyond most predictions………..

The work began soon after President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine told his generals he wanted to make a dramatic move to demonstrate that his country could push back on the Russian invasion. Under his…

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