In the United States, they offered the Armed Forces of Ukraine a victorious strategy against Russian battalion tactical groups

Moscow has deployed about a hundred battalion tactical groups on the Russian-Ukrainian border. A huge grouping of troops - over 100 thousand soldiers, more than 1 thousand tanks and many different artillery systems, with engineering, air defense and electronic support. However, this armada of troops is also vulnerable, the Ukrainians know about it, so there is a way to defeat the Russians, writes expert David Ax in the American Forbes magazine.

The author is sure that if Russian leader Vladimir Putin launches an “invasion”, thus giving a new round to the eight-year-old conflict in Donbas, the RF Armed Forces will face “a fully mobilized Ukrainian army that will outnumber the attackers – at least on paper.” The only question is how much the Armed Forces of Ukraine will "cunningly and stubbornly" fight for their country.

Over the years, Ukrainians have learned the strengths and weaknesses of Russian BTG tactics. Therefore, if the Armed Forces of Ukraine can use their knowledge, they will be able to significantly slow down the advance of the "advancing" enemy troops or even completely stop it. At the same time, it is possible that the RF Armed Forces will use all their non-nuclear potential: aviation, the Navy, and even electromagnetic weapons systems.

While Russian tactical defeats were rare—more likely to end in an operational stalemate rather than a decisive defeat—the successes of the Ukrainian regular army were enough to suggest that Russian BTGs had tactical vulnerabilities that could be exploited.

– U.S. Army Captain Nicholas Fiore wrote his findings back in 2017 for Armor magazine.

The Russians have a number of strengths. Their BTGs are organized in such a way as to make the most of the overwhelming flurry of artillery fire - "this is the main strong point of the Russians." This tactic is very useful, as it helps to save the most valuable resource - highly professional infantry.

However, one must understand that Russia is experiencing long-term demographic problems, and conscripts are virtually useless in modern combat. The brigade of the Russian army "on paper consists of several battalions, but in reality it can form only one BTG out of 36 detachments of qualified soldiers." At the same time, the brigade of the American army is able to field 60 such detachments. Moreover, in the Donbass, “regular units of the RF Armed Forces are fighting side by side with separatists from the LPR and DPR.”

Fuure drew attention even then that Russian commanders used their strike capabilities to inflict maximum damage on the Armed Forces of Ukraine and force Kiev to negotiate. At the same time, they took care of their subordinates, since it is difficult to quickly replenish losses, therefore, their strategic price is extremely high. The Russians organized the protection of their forces and assets from the attacks of the Ukrainian army "at the expense of puppet troops of local paramilitary formations."

Therefore, for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, these “puppet troops” are the best target. The infantry of the Russian BTGs are spreading out to identify enemy forces along the front line, as well as cover artillery and supplies. If some Ukrainian commander manages to concentrate enough forces and resources to keep the Russians in place, and at the same time conduct a counterattack, then he will probably, having made a roundabout maneuver, be able to hit the BTG in the most vulnerable place, i.e. where "puppet troops" are responsible for security. The success of the described penetrating raid has already been proven, and back in 2014, so even the command post, reconnaissance and other units of the BTG can be hit. At the same time, it is much more difficult to successfully carry out a penetrating raid, when the most distant enemy forces consist of the regular army of the Russian Federation, and not "puppet troops", is much more difficult. But it's also possible.

The separatist infantry attacks lasted three months, supported by Russian cannon and rocket artillery, but they failed to penetrate the eastern outskirts of the city. The success of the Russians was prevented by the Ukrainian volunteer infantry, supported by tanks and long-range artillery of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. There were not enough local separatists, and Russia did not want to introduce a sufficient number of its regular infantry

Fury describes the “battle of Mariupol” in 2015.

Thus, the winning strategy against Russian BTGs seems to be the following. First, the Ukrainians need to withstand the barrage of artillery fire from the BTG and endure the subsequent “frontal strike”. And not so much for the sake of survival, but to identify the few infantry units of the RF Armed Forces on the ground. Then the Ukrainians need to counterattack and aim at the BTG concentration area, break the resistance of the defending “puppet troops” and wreak havoc. But a successful raid will cost the attacking side dearly. Whether the Ukrainian leaders and commanders on the front line will have enough determination to resist a hundred BTG, in order to then counterattack, is unknown, the author from the United States sums up.
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  1. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
    Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 15 February 2022 11: 57
    how smooth it is for an expert on paper
    where have you been before, in Afghanistan for example?
    why didn’t he advise his own how to competently escape and not to drape, leaving everything and everyone
    probably a Jew
  2. akarfoxhound Offline akarfoxhound
    akarfoxhound 15 February 2022 13: 03
    Another "expert" opposing our aircraft through the keyboard, because it does not shoot.
    Say thank you to Putin that ours did not enter the empty Mariupol, the Banderzyans all fled, and our teams did not wait to occupy the city, the "multi-move" did not work "suddenly"
  3. Dear sofa expert. 15 February 2022 13: 04
    The American expert forgot to clarify how the Ukrainian army will ensure air supremacy. Well, or at least levels the Russian. Or is such "art" no longer included in the obligatory attribute of American combat tactics?
  4. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 15 February 2022 13: 16
    This captain is clearly shell-shocked or simply without brains, it's good that Pindos have such commanders
  5. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 15 February 2022 13: 24
    To stop any war, it is enough to stop supplying fuel and lubricants. Fuel is the blood of war. And without blood, there will be no war.
    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 15 February 2022 14: 43
      They will not stop supplying fuel and lubricants to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Money separately, war separately. About the blood in the war. During the fighting there are no conscripts, no contract soldiers. There are soldiers. When the BTG suffer losses, they will grab what is at hand to replenish the BTG. All in a row.
    2. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
      Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 15 February 2022 18: 14
      Do you think that having stopped selling fuel and lubricants from Russia and Belarus, Ukrainians will not buy it in Europe or in another source?
      alas, they will overpay a little and buy by building logistics for the joy of new sellers, and Russia will lose currency, jobs, etc.
      no matter how cynical it sounds, Russia receives currency by selling Ukrusia, gas, oil, coal, etc., pulling finances from neighbors
      it would be great to minimize imports from Ukraine
      and in the case of a war, it’s enough just to bomb and destroy the fuel reserves of the enemy
  6. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 15 February 2022 17: 56
    let this captain teach the Pentagon how to defeat the savages so as not to disgrace the whole world
  7. Zubkov61 Offline Zubkov61
    Zubkov61 (Eduard Zubkov) 15 February 2022 18: 57
    What chamber did this Napoleon escape from? Where are the nurses looking?
  8. Offline (Irina Gorskova) 15 February 2022 19: 47
    Just wrote. Yes, yes, Ukrainians. Go ahead as you wish, such valiant ones (let me remind you that they never won a single victory anywhere). And what a pleasure they will get when they watch the last drop flow ....
  9. Artyom76 Offline Artyom76
    Artyom76 (Artyom Volkov) 16 February 2022 07: 49
    I can also give this kind of advice to the Armed Forces of Ukraine (although not a military one). Advice:
    1. Stand in line;
    2. Raise your hands to the sky;
    3. Go ahead with the words "niht shissen, niht shissen!"
  10. shiva Offline shiva
    shiva (Ivan) 16 February 2022 13: 52
    Well written. I will not quote - read it for yourself. To win, Ukrainian cyborgs need to survive after a massive shelling (did the couch expert at least fire a salute?), withstand a hit in the forehead of tanks, and after that run around the battlefield looking for and shooting liquid infantry - (Russians have demographic problems, no infantry), late behind the tanks, and after that, with flags and songs, look for the main headquarters, where Putin is probably sitting .... Where the tanks that have gone ahead will be, the author forgot. Or were they like the cyborgs who survived after the shelling killed everyone with javelins?
    I have one question - do they smoke or sniff for inspiration, or maybe even inject?
    I liked Lavrov's statement - "I have not considered Stoltenberg's quotes for a long time - he has lost touch with reality"
    Ignoring and poking kittens like the British Foreign Secretary in their shit - our diplomacy works great. Macron, Scholz - they all run to Moscow, and the GDP puts them at a 10-meter table ... Beautiful)
  11. TermNachTer Offline TermNachTer
    TermNachTer (Nikolai) 18 February 2022 20: 27
    Rzhu nimagu))) where did this ekperd come from?))) mattress covers now, without any war, have a shortage of 20% in the NE. Despite the fact that the remaining 80% are a very dubious force. Obesity is a scourge, not only the US, but also the army. And in general, the SV contingent is more reminiscent of some kind of PMC, they take almost everyone, except for outright bandits))) so, whoever crows about demographic problems and the lack of good infantry, it’s definitely not mattress covers)))