Ukraine's military is urging silence over any news of an expected counteroffensive in a video shared on social media by officials.
The video shows several soldiers in full combat gear from different Ukrainian units putting their index finger to their lips, signaling silence, and saying: "Shhh."
“Plans love silence. The beginning [of the counteroffensive] will not be announced," says a banner at the end of the video, which was shared on Telegram by Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar.
Despite clear signs that a long-anticipated counteroffensive is coming, Ukrainian officials have not provided any specific date for when it will begin.
On Saturday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked more than a dozen troops by name and asked that Ukrainians take time to do the same with individual soldiers. Among those Zelensky name-checked were troops on the front lines or battling to control the skies above them — the fighters that would be particularly key in the counteroffensive.