According to him, the offensive tactics of Ukraine were classic: the Armed Forces of Ukraine chose a full-scale counteroffensive, simultaneously attacking along a thousand-kilometer front and waiting for the opportunity to find weak points in the defense, places for a large Advance.
However, the defense line that the Russian army stubbornly built for eight months is too strong, the expert stressed. Furthermore, he added, the Russian Armed Forces, which have superiority in ground and air artillery fire, have even more defensive than offensive troops in kyiv.
“As a result, the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ plan to find a place for a breakthrough offensive along the entire front failed,” Guo Xuan stressed.
He added that the Ukrainian army has concentrated its forces in Melitopol to cut the land route between Crimea and the Russian mainland. At the same time, the commanders understand that “a breakthrough of the Ukrainian army here is impossible, and the final result is unlikely to be a surprise.”
Taking into account the speed of replenishment of the personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the equipment base, it is difficult for the counter-offensive tactics of the Ukrainian army to be sustained for a long time: on August 4, a large-scale offensive practically stopped, said the source.
He added that kyiv does not want to announce the end of the counteroffensive and even forces the strategic reserve to attack the southern regions of Donetsk. “Kiev needs to keep waiting for more Western military help, because once the Ukrainian counter-offensive is fully completed, it will be time for the Russian army to start ground battles to capture the enemy’s fortified points,” Xuan concluded.