Speculations about the purpose and timing of the Ukrainian counter-offensive have been going on for days. “If someone thinks we only have one option, that’s not true. Even three options are not enough, said Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. He added that a decision on this matter would be taken “at the last minute”.
In recent weeks, various assumptions have been made in the Ukrainian and Western media, as well as in analytical studies, regarding the timing and direction of Kiev’s spring counter-offensive against Russian troops. It is speculated that the attack may take place in the Zaporizhia, Kherson or Luhansk regions.
Ukraine has changed some of its military plans due to a leak of secret documents , CNN reported, citing a source close to the Ukrainian president.
– I don’t know who CNN was talking to. In any case, I can say that the number of people who know about our plans in our area is very limited. And I don’t think the CNN informant had anything to do with it,” said the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine when asked about these reports in the “Tagesschau” program on the German TV channel ARD.
Danilov admitted that Ukraine is in constant contact with its key allies such as the US, UK, Germany and Poland, but information regarding the counteroffensive is top secret. – If anyone thinks they have them, congratulations to them. But I don’t know where he got them from.
The secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine stressed that Ukraine has several options for a counter-offensive, and the decision to launch it “will be taken at the last moment”. – The Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valery Zaluzhny, will do it – said Danilov.
When asked about the leak of secret documents, including Ukraine, he replied that he was not impressed. – Some of the information that can be found there was not secret at all. They can be found in publicly available sources, he said.
– As for other information – if it was indeed classified – agencies in the US and UK will know exactly where it came from. And why have they appeared now,’ he added.
“Secret services must be more vigilant when it comes to secret documents,” Danilov said.