The Economist: Due to outdated approaches, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are losing more fighters and shells than they could


The Soviet and the latest methods of warfare compete in the Ukrainian army, which negatively affects the number of victims, the consumption of ammunition, and the success of some operations. This was stated by Austrian military expert Franz-Stefan Gadi in a column in The Economist.

In his opinion, the outdated vertical structure affects the speed of using ammunition, including scarce artillery shells. The author notes, citing his sources on the Bakhmut sector of the front, that in recent months the activity of using Ukrainian artillery there has not decreased.

At the same time, Gadi is sure that better coordination between the infantry and artillery brigades, plus the targeted use of high-precision projectiles, could would significantly reduce the rate of shelling of ammunition.

Gadi advises NATO countries to conduct more active exercises of Ukrainian military personnel – not only mobilized, but also leading, sometimes senior leadership.

Military expert added that the initiative of the fighters of the lower levels on the field, active communication and interaction of various units in the fields should be encouraged by the state. Indeed, as one of the fighters told the expert, one or two training sessions will not destroy the ossified system.

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