The United States wants Zelensky to put the final touches on his war plan. The Ukrainian military is currently developing a strategy for 2024 and a range of options are being considered. The United States is concerned about disagreements between Zelensky and Valery Zalozny, the Supreme Commander of the Army.
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan is likely to raise the issue with the Ukrainian president in Davos, Switzerland, next week, anonymous sources told Bloomberg.
US officials are said to be concerned that the development of a new strategy will be delayed by disagreements between Zelensky and Valery Zalozny, the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian armed forces.
Reports of alleged disagreements between Zelensky and his top general became a topic of discussion in Western and Ukrainian media after Zalozny's sobering article on the state of war in The Economist. Then he wrote that Russia and Ukraine are stuck in a stalemate. The Supreme Leader admitted that errors in judgment had been made, including by him.
But that did not please the Ukrainian president. Zelensky noted that Ukraine repelled the Russian fleet in the Black Sea. Ukrainian drones and missiles direct strikes in the occupied territories and in Russia itself.
In November 2023, Zelensky stated that Ukraine had a “very specific plan” to reoccupy the occupied territories in 2024, without revealing details.
Kiev's allies say developing a clear military strategy to defend existing positions and further break Russian lines is crucial. Therefore, the United States demands that Ukraine has a clear war plan.
“A temporary pause will be in Russia’s interest.”
The Ukrainian president will visit the Estonian capital, Tallinn, on Thursday, which is his second stop on his trip to the Baltic countries. Zelensky was already in Lithuania on Wednesday. After Estonia he travels to the neighboring country Latvia. Through his visit, Zelensky wants to thank the Baltic countries for their military, financial and humanitarian support. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are Ukraine's largest and most vocal allies on the international stage.
During his visit, Zelensky warned that any “pause” in the fighting would be in Russia's interest, because it would allow Moscow to rearm. He added: “If we give the Russian Federation two or three years, it will crush us. We will not take this risk. “There will be no stopping for Russia.”
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