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George Beebe says Ukraine counteroffensive is faltering

Beebe said it was a very real possibility that the US would be sending missiles to Ukraine to help them in their war effort.

Published: June 29, 2023 7:34pm

Updated: June 30, 2023 2:00pm

Former Director of the CIA's Russia analysis, George Beebe said Thursday that Ukraine's much anticipated counteroffensive seems to be underperforming. 

"The Ukrainian counter offensive, which has been underway for more than three weeks, does not seem to be going well at all," George Beebe told the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show.

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said earlier this month that the Ukrainian military was ready to launch a counteroffensive to reclaim Russian-occupied territory. 

He told The Wall Street Journal in an interview that he was confident they would succeed.

Beebe added that a major factor to take into consideration that the counteroffensive wasn't going so well was that the U.S. seems to be in a hurry to get more weapons to Ukraine. 

"I think one of the indications of how poorly it's going is the United States is attempting to rush more weapons to Ukraine, including more capable weapons," he stated. 

He added that missiles were not out of the question to send over, which would be a new development. 

"One of the things that Biden has refused to do for many, many months is to provide ATACMS-longer range missile systems that the Ukrainians could use to strike deep behind Russian lines," he said. "The Biden administration was really concerned that that would be an escalatory step. And now, rumor has it, according to the Wall Street Journal, that Biden is now very close to approving those sorts of missiles."

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