The pace of the Ukrainian offensive has been slowed down, among other things, due to the decision of the Ukrainian command to reduce losses on the battlefield, despite the expectations of the Western allies.
Source: The Washington Post , citing interlocutors familiar with the “secret forecast” of American intelligence, Ukrainian, American and European officials who spoke on condition of anonymity
Literally WP: “In the first week of fighting (summer offensive – ed.), Ukraine suffered significant losses against the well-prepared defense of Russia, despite Western equipment. The joint
military exercises conducted by the American, British and Ukrainian military included such losses, but at the same time While it was thought that Kiev would accept these losses as the price of breaking through Russia’s main defensive line, U.S. and Western officials said,
but Ukraine decided to halt its losses on the battlefield and shift to pushing forward in small units across the front. In the summer, Ukraine achieved only gradual successes in various sectors of the front.
Details: As reported by WP, US intelligence believes that Ukrainian troops will not reach the key target of the offensive – Melitopol.
Source : Українська Правда