FT: A counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in winter is possible, but Surovikin reduced his chances

FT: UAF counteroffensive in winter is possible, but Surovikin reduced his chances

It may be more difficult for the Armed Forces of Ukraine to advance in winter due to the decision of the commander of Russian troops in Ukraine, Sergei Surovikin, to leave Kherson. Such a move and the strengthening of the front with 300,000 recruits led to a decrease in the likelihood that the advance of the defenders would be successful, writes the Financial Times.

At the same time, the publication notes that a breakthrough is still possible.

< p>«These stronger defensive positions reduce the chances of success for a Ukrainian winter counteroffensive that cuts the land bridge along the coast of the Sea of ​​Azov that connects Russia to Crimea, although a breakthrough is still seen as a possibility by Western military analysts», & #8212; the newspaper writes.

Financial Times, referring to officials from the West, notes that the morale and determination of the Ukrainian defenders is incomparably higher when compared with the Russians. In addition, the invaders are suffering massive losses, and individual units of the enemy forces «suffer from severe fatigue, and they need more weapons and ammunition».

«Russian tanks, drones and a lot of people are worthless if intelligence, leadership are inadequate», —

  • The German Ministry of Defense believes that Russia will launch a new offensive in April 2023. There are two possible scenarios.

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