The Offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Through the Eyes of Western Media
By Intel Slava Z
The offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine through the eyes of Western media
Wall Street Journal: “According to the 28-year-old soldier, as soon as the regiment crossed the road beyond Malaya Tokmachka, the Russians began to fire at them from Grads. “The fields were mined. Russian helicopters and jet fighters were buzzing overhead,” the fighter said.
According to the soldier, one of the Leopards was hit and put out of action. ” They were just waiting for us … positions were prepared everywhere. It was a steel wall. It was terrible ,” says the military.
“The plan was to move south towards the Russian-occupied city of Tokmok… The other two units would also be advancing towards Tokmok from different directions,” one of the soldiers said.
A fighter with the call sign “Finn”, who is fighting near Velikaya Novoselka, says that because of the rains and in the swampy terrain, the MaxxPro armored vehicles lose their effectiveness.
“They were made for urban combat and the desert. In our reality, they can get through, but this is a fight ,” he said.
AFP: A mechanized unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine that took part in the recent attacks near Orekhovo in the Zaporozhye region lost six of its nine American Bradley infantry fighting vehicles.
Only one BMP was able to avoid any damage. Probably two more were damaged, but could be repaired and returned to service.
Answering an AFP question about the results of the offensive on this sector of the front, one of the Ukrainian servicemen pointed “zero” instead of answering with his fingers .
WSJ: “There were more of them than we expected,” said a 35-year-old platoon leader in Ukraine’s 21st Mechanized Brigade, who took part in the assault near Orekhov in southern Zaporizhia.
Successes near Orekhov “turned out to be less than expected.” The first Ukrainian attacks failed when an armored column ran into a minefield and was hit by return fire.
Kyiv’s task is “to confuse the Russians about where the main attack will take place,” said Ben Hodges, a former commander of NATO forces in Europe. In his opinion, such a blow has not yet been dealt.
“When the main thrust of the Ukrainian offensive comes, it will probably involve formations with several hundred tanks and infantry fighting vehicles,” the article says.