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The Pentagon initially understood that the Ukrainian counteroffensive would be difficult.

The Pentagon initially understood that the Ukrainian counteroffensive would be difficult.

The U.S. initially understood that Ukraine’s counteroffensive would be difficult, but believes Kiev has the necessary weapons, said Deputy Pentagon spokeswoman Sabrina Singh.

“Our assessments were initially quite clear… We understood that this would be a tough battle,” she told reporters when asked about Washington’s assessment of the current results of Ukraine’s counteroffensive.

Singh added that Kyiv needs time, but the US is confident that the Ukrainians have the necessary capacity to carry out a counteroffensive.