Ukrainian military begins 'shaping' counteroffensive battlefield, senior US official says

Ukrainian military begins ‘shaping’ counteroffensive battlefield, senior US official says

Shaping operations are standard pre-offensive military practice involving strikes against weapon systems, command and control, munitions depots, and other targets to prepare the battlefield for planned advancement. The United States believes that the long-anticipated Ukrainian counteroffensive will involve a combination of air and ground operations. Ukraine said on Monday morning that those operations were under …

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