Ukraine says counteroffensive delayed; Britain sending cruise missiles to Kyiv

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Ukrainian soldiers prepare self-propelled howitzer shells in Chasiv Yar, the site of heavy battles with the Russian forces, in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, on Thursday, May 11, 2023.

KYIV, Ukraine — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in remarks broadcast Thursday that Kyiv is delaying its long-awaited counteroffensive against Russia’s occupying forces because Ukraine lacks enough Western weapons to succeed without suffering too many casualties.