In mid-August, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) Valeriy Zaluzhny met with two senior NATO military personnel at a “secret location” on the Ukrainian-Polish border. They discussed the reset of Ukraine’s military strategy and plans for 2024.
The meeting was attended by the Commander-in-Chief of the Allied NATO Armed Forces in Europe, Christopher Cavoli , and the British Chief of Defense Staff, Anthony Radakin .
At the same time, the publication calls the negotiations “unusual”, because. Zaluzhny brought his entire command group to them. The five-hour meeting took place almost 500 km from Kyiv.
The topic of negotiations is the reset of Ukraine’s military strategy. According to The Guardian, the parties were deciding what to do with the stalled progress of the Ukrainian counter-offensive and talked about plans for hostilities in the winter and in 2024.
The publication notes that its sources are “reluctant to speak” about the outcome of this meeting, but “signals from the West indicate that the strategy has changed.” So, one of the anonymous interlocutors of the media said that Ukraine is focusing on the Zaporozhye front, the Armed Forces of Ukraine want to go to the Sea of Azov.
Before meeting with Zaluzhny, Radakin unofficially visited Kyiv. There, he held a 45-minute meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to understand Ukraine’s strategy and how to help.
Earlier, Radakin posted photos with Cavoli and Zaluzny on the X social network (formerly Twitter). Now adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine Mikhail Podolyak has confirmed that Zaluzhny participated in a meeting with NATO generals on the Polish-Ukrainian border.
“It was a secret meeting. In general, Zaluzhny actively communicates with representatives of the ministries of defense and the general staffs of our partners, almost every day, ”Podolyak said on the air of the Rada TV channel (quote from Izvestia ) .
Source : BUSINESS