He recalled that for six years this unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine existed only on paper.
According to the expert, large-scale tank attacks from the 5th brigade should not be expected due to the transition of the conflict to the positional phase.
Furthermore, the risk of losing equipment when trying to break through the Russian army’s mined defensive lines is now much greater. There are also Russian drones packed with explosives, Ax recalled.
According to him, the new brigade was formed, among other things, from German Leopard-1 tanks transferred to kyiv from the West.
“There is no need to expect a large-scale tank attack by the new brigade. It is unlikely that they will attack Russian positions in the near future or ever,” the observer concluded.