How Russia STOPPED Ukraine’s Counteroffensive?
After a month of offensive operations, Ukraine’s counteroffensive has stalled because Russian fortifications proved to be much stronger than anticipated. The combination of minefields, artillery and airstrikes forced the Ukrainian Army to spread out and downsize attacks, and often without armored vehicles, with a bigger focus on infantry for small group infiltrations to bypass Russian defenses. The biggest challenge for Ukraine at this moment is how to deal with local Russian counterattacks.
Here’s what others had to say:
I feel sorry for the men on the battlefield. So much pain on both sides. This never should have happened.
Ukraine: We’re’a attack exactly here
Russia: starts building extensive layered defenses
Ukraine: starts its offensive
Ukraine: How could this have possibly failed.
The biggest problem most observers fail to spot is this.:
This war is eerily similar to the ACW, a war that foreshadowed the tragedy of ww1. Right now the issues that both sides are running into are not results of poor training and preparation. These are “features” of modern war. The issue of fpv drones, loitering munitions, accurate observation, quick reactions due to radio comms, the total inability to maneuver, those issues will plague every army. And no army right now has the ability to solve those issues today.
Ukraine is doing a great job of de-mining the battlefield. It’s just that they’re doing it with their feet and their vehicles.
To be fair, Ukraine managed to clear some of the mines with the Leopards, Bradleys, and legs.
The counter offensive is somewhat similar to the disastrous 1917 French nivelle offensive where before it started general Nivelle said that the offensive will break the German lines only to ended up in an offensive where the french only made minimal advance with very high casualties.
It’s mind boggling to me that there are still officials in goverment, media and militray who refuse to even admit the offensive has started.
I just feel bad for everyone fighting this war. I understand why each side does what they do and I don’t really blame anyone specifically but the whole situation is pretty horrible for everyone.
The longer the war goes on the more I come to the conclusion that only a swift last Russian push will end the war. Which honestly would save a lot of lives. Also I have been learning more about Roman history with the Punic wars and now that I look at Ukraine I see them making the same mistake Carthage did against the Romans, that mistake is relying on foreign Mercenaries and soldiers to fight. Having a massively ethnic diverse army while yes diverse does lead to major issues. Namely communication and control. At the moment Ukraine is grabbing what ever able body men it has to fight Russia and keep the war going.
10:48 I’m Hungarian and this honestly hurts, because the 128th is the unit most of my countrymen, who didn’t or couldn’t escape that godforsaken place serve in. The Ukraine using her ethnic minorities as meat shields like Mother Russia has been shown to do? No way!!!
In WW2, wheeled armoured vehicles were called armoured cars, even if they had a big gun on them. The term ‘tanks’ was reserved for tracked vehicles. Armoured cars had poor cross country performance compared to tanks.
The Ukrainian army was very patriotic, they were able to clear some of the mines with their Bradleys, Tanks and their poor feet.
HAHA 😀 Thank you for the before/after picture ! We’ve been shaking our heads about the Ukrainian suicide in the first buffer zone, but your comparison really showed how disastrous their ‘offensive’ have been. Lemmings jumping from the cliff when Nato say ‘Jump’..
AMX-10 is a reconnaissance vehicle with some ambush abilities. But his rule of engagement is: ruuuuun!
It secondary purpose is to provide infantry some 105mm direct hit habilities.
But never it was intended to assault fortified/armoured positions or tank/tank engagement (even if in Africa some duels occured).
Who would have thought that Russians would have installed a professional multi-layered defense system where they predicted Ukrainian troops would advance? Very mysterious!
Fantastic analysis as usual. Also nice to hear Bergepanzer and other words being pronounced correctly! Keep up the great work.