Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmyhal announced the imminent start of a counteroffensive by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ukrinform reports.

He noted that the Ukrainian side is deeply confident in its intentions.

"We are confident that a counteroffensive will take place in the near future.

The United States absolutely supports us, he emphasized during a press conference in Washington.

- Nothing will affect or change our counterattack plans.

Our goal is victory, our goal is the liberation of Ukrainian territories within 1991," Shmyhal said.

Commenting on the publications of the American media that the Ukrainians allegedly hid their offensive plans from the United States, Denis Shmyhal said that Ukraine "does not have any secrets from our strategic partners" and emphasized that Ukraine and the United States are "strongly united" in their interaction.