Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov has stated he believes in the success of Ukraine’s counteroffensive, the preparatory stage of which is reaching the finish line.

He said this during the news telethon on Ukrainian TV channels.

“I believe in it (counteroffensive – ed.). Much has been done to make it successful. Because if there is no confidence of our generals, our General Staff – from the Commander-in-Chief to the commanders of relevant branches of troops – then, of course, there is no point in launching it. Therefore, everything should be planned, three key things should be thought out. This is the availability of weapons need to be used. The second is trained people, our defenders, who know their plan at their level, which means that this plan exists. And the third is providing this offensive with all the necessary things,” the minister said.