NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg with Members of the European Parliament. Photo Credit: NATO 

Reuters: Ukraine is gaining ground in its counter offensive – NATO’s Stoltenberg 

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Ukraine is making progress with a counter offensive started in June to reclaim territory seized by Russia, NATO Secretary-General said on Thursday, even though it was slow going due to Russian fortifications and minefields. 

“The Ukrainians are gradually gaining ground…They have been able to breach the defensive lines of the Russian forces, and they are moving forward,” Stoltenberg told lawmakers in remarks at the European Parliament. 

Since launching its offensive, Kyiv has struggled to break through entrenched Russian lines and has faced growing criticism in Western media of concentrating forces in the wrong places.  

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WNU Editor: If I was in Kyiv all I see is a lot of rhetoric and public announcements, but nothing of real substance being offered. Certainly not the massive amount of equipment that Ukraine now needs with the winding down of its counteroffensive and to replace what it has lost. 

NATO Secretary General Tells The European Parliament That ‘We Must Support Ukraine For As Long As It Takes ‘  

Ukraine Counteroffensive ‘Moving Forward’: NATO Chief — AFP 

‘We need to be with Ukraine not only in good times but also in bad times,’ says Jens Stoltenberg — Euronews

NATO Secretary General At European Parliament: We Must Support Ukraine For As Long As It Takes — Eurasia Review

Russian army now second strongest in Ukraine – Stoltenberg — Ukrinform