5 Jun 2023

Ukraine war: Has the counter-offensive now begun?

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

The silence Kyiv had been encouraging seemed to break today – and in the last few hours a Ukrainian deputy defence minister appeared to confirm that the war may be about to enter a new phase, with her country’s forces moving to “offensive actions” in some places.

Both Russia’s Defence Ministry and US officials had earlier reported an uptick in action from Ukrainian positions.