Zelensky arrives in Poland to visit ‘close ally’

Volodymyr Zelensky has arrived in Poland, Warsaw has said, as he begins an official visit to a close ally that has galvanised Western military and political support for Kyiv.

It comes as Ukraine ramps up its plans to conduct a counter-offensive in the coming weeks.

“The question of our counter-attack is under active discussion by American and European political circles – perhaps to excess,” said Serhiy Zgurets, director of the publication Defense Express.

Ukrainian diplomats will have to convince allies that a single advance pushing Russian troops back will not be sufficient for victory, he wrote on the Espreso TV website.

“It will mean training our soldiers in Nato member-states, securing the equipment and ammunition we need and planning to determine when and where to start the counter-attack, or if it should be in several places at once.”

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