There will be no positive: Colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the offensive of the Russians in the East and South
In the near future, we will see a tightening of offensive actions from the Russians. However, the occupants won't last long.
In particular, the position of the enemy in front of Ugledar is extremely detrimental. From our side, this is a good fortified area, approaches are shot through in all directions, artillery works at great depths.
What will happen at the front
Svitan emphasizes that Ugledar is very difficult to take, almost impossible. The Russian army is unlikely to cope even with the help of aviation. In the area of Ugledar, the Russians attracted everything – ground and air operations, equipment, manpower. They just can't take this fortified area. Moreover, the “Cossacks” refuse to attack, because they understand that this means their death. This is how 155 and 140 brigades ended up, from the remnants of which they are now trying to assemble one.
I do not think that the Russians in the Ugledar region will have any positive movements. And if they do not carry out offensive actions within a few weeks, the Ukrainian army will move towards Volnovakha and Mariupol. This may be one of the main strategic directions for the liberation of the Sea of u200bu200bAzov, – the military expert noted.
He added that the Russians are stepping up offensive operations and expanding the geography of the front in arithmetic progression. We see that there is an activation of certain actions in the area from Vugledar to Kupyansk. About 400 thousand people were brought to the entire front line.
Obviously they will be offensive. In early March, pressure will increase from Kupyansk to Vuhledar in the Donetsk direction. They must connect the Zaporizhzhya front in order to tie up our reserves a little further from the main movement. In the area of Orekhov and Gulyaipol, they will begin to carry out certain offensive operations, Roman Svitan believes.
Most likely, the Russian army will use aviation. No wonder the Su-25 and Su-24 attack aircraft were transferred to the Crimea.
“There will be enough of them for a few weeks, until mid-March. Then there will simply be nothing to attack, they will use their potential. And at the end of March we will start counter-offensive actions,” summed up Svitan.
Enemy's last losses
- The Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to give a worthy rebuff to the enemy and knock him out of our lands. According to the General Staff, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Ukrainian defenders and defenders have already eliminated 145,850 invaders.
- In just a day, the number of invaders decreased by another 790 people. This is the minimum confirmed data, since it is difficult to keep accurate calculations during stubborn battles.
- Russia is losing not only manpower, but a lot of equipment in Ukraine. Currently destroyed: 3,350 tanks, 6,593 armored combat vehicles, 2,352 artillery systems, 471 MLRS, 244 air defense systems, 299 aircraft, 287 helicopters, 873 cruise missiles, 2,029 B55 units of vehicles and tankers and 228 units of special equipment .