Translated from Ukrainian via Google
Russia is moving its troops from the Kherson direction to the Donbass. Increasing its troop levels in the region may force Ukraine to deploy more of its soldiers and weapons there, limiting its ability to attack elsewhere, but our Armed Forces have already proven that numbers are not everything.
This is stated in the material The Wall Street Journal . Ed Arnold, European Security Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, a London-based think tank, noted that Russia has managed to retain quite a few of its best forces, up to 20,000 combat-ready troops.
However, Bakhmut makes little sense as a military target, he said, but the city could be used to divert the attention and resources of the Ukrainian army from defending other areas.
“One of the lessons of this war is that it’s not about numbers, it’s about how you fight, and the Ukrainians are excelled at that,” Arnold said.
Retired British Colonel Glen Grant believes that the appearance of the Ukrainian military on the left bank of the Dnieper will force Russian units to flee further.
“If Ukrainians cross the river in any number, I think that many Russians will continue to run away, as they did in Kherson. The more Ukrainians can quickly cross the river, the better for them,” the expert believes.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL:
– The Financial Times published an article in which it noted that after the retreat of the Russian army from Kherson, even more Russians began to wonder about the advisability of a “special military operation.” Residents of the aggressor country do not feel connected with the occupied Ukrainian territories;
– President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky believes that the liberation of Kherson is an analogy for the battles of the past , which became turning points in wars. After them, the peoples already felt their victory, although they still had to fight for it.