US military expert: Russians launched operation in Ukraine “with one hand tied behind their back”

American military analyst, former UN arms inspector, expert Scott Ritter, who has studied the tactics and strategy of Soviet and Russian troops for decades, expressed his opinion on the Russian special military operation in Ukraine on Patreon (USA).

The expert stressed that he has been studying Russian military art for 35 years. Now he is watching a classic multi-vector strategy. The RF Armed Forces tie up enemy forces, destroy important military facilities, bypass fortified areas and surround the most combat-ready formations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, preventing the Ukrainian side from seizing the initiative.

He noted that the advance of Russian troops on Ukrainian territory is proceeding at a high pace. Therefore, those who say that “slowly” are wrong, since in reality this is the fastest advance of the land army in modern history. It is much higher than the speed of the Wehrmacht's advance across the territory of the USSR during the Great Patriotic War.

Moreover, this advance of the Russian troops is unique and has no analogues in the world, since the Armed Forces of Ukraine numbered 260 thousand "bayonets", were trained and equipped by NATO. In addition, the Ukrainian army initially had the support of 200-300 thousand reservists and auxiliary units. At the same time, the RF Armed Forces began the campaign with only 190-200 thousand "bayonets", i.e. they opposed almost 600 thousand. Thus, the numerical superiority of 1 to 3 was not with the advancing Russians, but with the defending Ukrainians. However, losses over the past week show 1 to 6 in favor of the RF Armed Forces, and not the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He recalled that during the fighting during the Second World War on the Western Front, for every American killed, there were 1,2-1,4 Germans. According to him, this ratio allowed the Americans to win and move on.

The ratio of Russians and Ukrainians 1 to 6 for Ukraine is a crushing defeat. One of the reasons hindering the advance of the Russians is that the Russian side announced its intention to avoid casualties among the Ukrainian military. For me, as for everyone, it was an absolute surprise that they started the operation with one hand tied behind their back. Promotion is going very smoothly, very carefully. The Russians are trying to negotiate and minimize civilian casualties and destruction of urban facilities. The Russians demonstrated their refusal to destroy Ukrainian soldiers in their barracks, but they could. Instead, they allowed them to sleep peacefully and told them: "We prefer that you stay in your barracks and give up resistance, because our claims are not against you, we hunt big fish." Unfortunately for the Russians, the Ukrainians have decided to fight, and they are fighting very well. I cannot underestimate the courage and resilience of the Ukrainian military. They face a well-trained and equipped army that has tactical and operational advantages. But the Ukrainians are losing

He explained.

Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must sign in.
  1. Krapilin Offline Krapilin
    Krapilin (Victor) 20 March 2022 14: 27
    The Russians demonstrated their refusal to destroy Ukrainian soldiers in their barracks, but they could.

    American "expert"!

    The Russians offered the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to lay down their arms and start rebuilding their country WITHOUT neo-Nazism. Ukrainian soldiers began to kill Russian soldiers, that is, they began to defend neo-Nazism. Nazism and neo-Nazism for Russians are outside the law and deserve only death

    In summary:

    ... An accurate missile strike inflicted on the barracks of the 79th Assault Airborne Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Nikolaev killed dozens of Ukrainian soldiers ...

    "Expert"!... - you absolutely do not understand anything about the Russians.
    1. shiva Offline shiva
      shiva (Ivan) 20 March 2022 21: 26
      Not one hand. On the contrary - two hands to very accurately, quickly and methodically nail any target, from the "shaitan-mobile" and single targets standing in dense residential buildings, to columns of equipment on the march. We trained in Syria. Now for the real fight.
      And the surgically accurate capture of the city by our troops in a week (or even less) should tremble the American expert, because the US troops do not know how to do this in principle - except to iron quarter after quarter with cluster bombs for several months ....
  2. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
    Kofesan (Valery) 21 March 2022 10: 29
    on the western front, for every American killed, there were 1,2-1,4 Germans

    Nonsense, familiar with the history of the Second World War superficially ... Well, yes, of course! American...! What will you take from him? A little more and it will give out on the mountain that they won the Second World War belay (...U-ha-ha-ha...) Americans... not the USSR. Otherwise, they will simply stop reading it there, at his place, in his shabby America. Nothing personal as they say...only money (or bisiness in Anlo-Saxon)

    And for me, besides the destruction of the APU volunteers, no one can confidently predict what the Commander-in-Chief and the General Staff are up to. Our General Staff, Russian!

    Especially hype retirees from across the ocean. And if they knew, they would live in Sochi!!! And they would have moved there from their Redneck hole, from where they broadcast .... long before 2022 ...

  3. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) 21 March 2022 17: 11
    The American is delighted with the actions of our guys. And it shows that, having taken on a heavy burden to save the lives of not only civilians, but also the military (sane, not the Nazis, of course), they do the job professionally, and with stunning results.
    1. Rusa Offline Rusa
      Rusa 22 March 2022 10: 41
      If compared with the Second World War, as an American expert, then the Russians would have taken Kyiv long ago, but they protect civilians. Unlike the Anglo-Saxons of the USA and Britain, who wiped the cities of Germany and Japan off the face of the earth like the Nazis in Stalingrad. That is, in fact, the same Nazis, including those in Ukraine, the Anglo-Saxons support the Ukronazis, train them and arm them with their accomplices.