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Russia seizes more than Kyiv liberated during counteroffensive - The Washington Post

Russia seizes more territory than Ukraine liberated during the 2023 counteroffensive

Although the Russians' gains over the past few weeks have been relatively small, they are "straining" the Ukrainian army over a large area.


Russia is striking numerous points along the Ukrainian front line, gaining ground against the Ukrainian army, which is awaiting the arrival of more troops and weapons. This is stated in the material of The Washington Post.

The publication notes that in recent days, the Russian offensive in the Kharkov region of Ukraine has led to the displacement of thousands of people. Some evacuees said this invasion was even more brutal than the first. The Russian army also achieved success further south. And while Russia's gains have been relatively small, analysts say they are still significant as they put pressure on the Ukrainian military over a large geographic area.


The authors note that the territory Russia has occupied in the past few weeks is roughly the same as the territory Ukraine recaptured during its “muddled spring counteroffensive in 2023.” However, analysts say that this “Russian push” may be related to the lack of mobilization in Ukraine: many soldiers who were drafted still need training.


For his part, senior historian Gian Gentile Rand noted that a new attack from Russia means that Ukraine will have to redeploy forces, especially to the north, which could hamper Ukrainian efforts to prepare for its own offensive.




In the Kharkov region, the invaders expanded the combat zone by almost 70 km. This was announced by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Alexander Syrsky.

The Russians have corrected their mistakes

But Russia's victories on the battlefield in recent days were not just the result of Ukraine's shortcomings, The Washington Post notes. The Ukrainian military is reluctant to admit that the Russians have become smarter in their actions and have adapted to the realities of war compared to the first months of the invasion.



The commander of the National Guard brigade "Charter", Colonel Igor Obolensky, said that Russian troops are storming Ukrainian positions in the Kharkov region using tactics similar to Bakhmut. But the occupiers improved it.

Now the Russians are attacking with twice as large infantry groups - 15 fighters each. “Before, they walked and stretched out in groups of three and made small attacks. Now they are making great progress. Twenty people are trying to run in, trying to throw grenades,” the colonel said.


In addition, gliding bombs became a big advantage for the Russians. As the commander of the Charter reconnaissance unit with the call sign "Navigator" said, the Russians drop a bomb every 15-20 minutes and, unlike missiles, bombs cannot be intercepted by air defense.


Frequent airstrikes mean that Ukrainian forces must constantly change their positions by at least 300 meters, sometimes several times a day. As soon as the Russians notice the positions of the Ukrainians, bombs inevitably start flying there. And before the strike, a Russian drone with electronic warfare equipment appears in the sky, disrupting Ukrainian communications.
 
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Ukrainian kamikaze UAVs attacked a Russian oil refinery in the city of Tuapse and an oil depot in Novorossiysk this morning. Ukrainian kamikaze drones “Lyuty” from Ukroboronprom, developed in 2023, were used for the attack. The kamikaze UAV "Fierce" is made of fiberglass with epoxy resin, the design uses metal mesh reinforcement and plywood to provide rigidity. The drone has a German 50-horsepower Hirth F-23 gasoline engine.
The UAV is aimed at the target using an inertial system with correction based on a satellite signal. The weight of the UAV is about 300 kg, the mass of the warhead is from 50 to 75 kg, the flight range is up to 1000 km. Cruising speed: 150-180 km/h, flight duration about 8 hours. The price of the "Fierce" UAV is about 200 thousand dollars.

 

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You know and I know that this war will not end EVEN if Ukraine is somehow defeated.
Russia is all in and now they CANT go back so they will fight until they are defeated.
I would prefer for Ukraine to do it. If not then there is time for war russia vs Baltic countries, Poland, Finland and maybe few more Europian countries.
For now russia is using old post soviet stocks but we all can see (satellite pictures) that you are scraping the bottom of a barrel.
Russia is producing about 100-150 tanks a year, dozen fighters , ZERO larger planes as you lost capabilities to produce any large engine. You will have problem with barrels for your guns.
And the more you lose on Ukraine the better for us.

But lets face it, russia is North Korea of the XXI century. The REAL battle is US vs China (and China has every chance to win it) and this is only proxy war.
Deputy Secretary of the Russian Security Concil D.Medvedev, apparently encouraged by some of the successes in Ukraine, shows his cards.
As they say, appetite comes with eating.

Medvedev: supplies of long-range missiles to Kyiv can expand the sanitary zone to Poland


Our dear Gary will be delighted :)
 
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Just a friendly reminder that Zelensky tenure as president ends today.

From now on this will be a contest between democratically elected Putin against unelected Zelensky.
 

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Footage of the work of Russian electronic warfare in Ukraine. The video shows how the operation of electronic warfare affects the control of Ukrainian FPV drones. It is unknown what electronic warfare systems were used by the Russian army and what models of FPV drones were used by Ukrainian operators. The shooting took place in the Kharkov region. The video is taken from drone signal intercepts and captured data.

 

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As far as I am concerned, Russians and Ukrainians ain't friends of mine, I saw both of them un Bosnia. As we Bosnians saw them on many occasions. I can mock the Serbs and Croats and it is personal or child killers and molesters Israelis. But to mock people who are far away, it is not honorable.
They are dead and the story is finished.
 

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