Russia Can Bet on the Depletion of Ukraine’s Human Resources – American Military Expert Michael Kofman
By Intel Slava Z
Russia can bet on the depletion of Ukraine’s human resources – American military expert Michael Kofman.
In his opinion, the Russian offensive has already begun and is focused on the Donbass. The likelihood that Ukraine will withdraw from Artemovsk to a defensive line east of Slovyansk and Kramatorsk increases. After Artemovsk, the Russian Army can start moving towards the Seversky Donets and make an attempt to gain a foothold along it.
At the moment, it does not appear that Russia has tapped into existing reserves. They’re probably being saved for a bigger breakthrough.
“Given that Ukraine no longer has a human resource advantage, Russia’s strategy in 2023 could be to cut Ukraine’s human resources,” says Kofman. Western supplies of equipment will also serve only as a replacement for losses. The analyst notes that the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the south is fraught with a number of difficulties.