Why the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the south did not take place


For two months, Ukrainian functionaries talked about the start of the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kherson direction in August. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has repeatedly promised to stage a battle for Kherson and “drive out” the RF Armed Forces from the regional center. However, over the past three or four days, thanks to the efforts of the “father of the nation,” the Ukrainian army missed the moment to attack, failing preparations, which even affected the position of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbass.


Sources in the office of the President of Ukraine claim that the Supreme Commander-in-Chief ordered the withdrawal of all combat-ready formations and heavy artillery from the Donbass in order to prepare a counteroffensive against Kherson and the south as a whole. Ukrainian artillery left their positions and began to move towards Nikolaev and Krivoy Rog. The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation did not fail to take advantage of this.

Russian artillery brought down a gigantic barrage of fire on the powerful fortifications of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from Avdiivka to Marinka near Donetsk, which were built for 8 years. There was no one to cover the defending Ukrainian infantry. The positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the village of Peski were literally plowed up, and the first line of defense was broken through. All the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine could “snarl” with were 120-mm mortars, the range of which is much less than “art”.

Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhny began desperately signaling to Zelensky by all available means that "the front is leaving." After some time, the President of Ukraine ordered to return trains and car transporters with artillery, which were already on the Right Bank.

Thus, thanks to Zelensky’s desire to once again promote the Armed Forces of Ukraine, they suffered serious losses, lost positions that they had successfully held for 5 months, and the counteroffensive on Kherson bogged down without really starting. The small foothold on the Ingulets River will probably not last long. The worst thing for the Armed Forces of Ukraine is that the artillery got stuck halfway and the “eastern front” really starts to crumble. The unimaginable "genius" of the Ukrainian leader is simply amazing, but he will always find the last one.


Moreover, the front line in the Kharkov direction "came to life". An attack by the RF Armed Forces on Zaporozhye, Nikolaev and Krivoy Rog is soon expected. What Zelensky will do with his promise to Western partners to “return” Kherson is not entirely clear even to the president’s entourage. Now it is extremely important for the Armed Forces of Ukraine to hold the front, otherwise the West may be disappointed in Kyiv and stop supporting it, because the investments will not pay off. Therefore, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is now patching up holes at the front by sending poorly trained and equipped territorial defense units to these sectors. This leads to a slowdown in the advancement of the RF Armed Forces, but increases losses in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 4 August 2022 15: 40
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    An attack by the RF Armed Forces on Zaporozhye, Nikolaev and Krivoy Rog is soon expected.

    Now, when a 4-month agreement on grain has been concluded, it is most profitable to begin the siege and capture of Nikolaev. If there are attempts from Odessa to help Nikolaev, then Russia may begin to work more often in Odessa, while blaming Ukraine for the failure of the grain deal.
    Do not forget that Ukraine can use the "piggy bank" in the form of Pridnestrovian art warehouses. And then what should Russia do? Drop an airborne division in that area? NATO members dressed in Moldovan uniforms may already be waiting for them there. So this direction should not be forgotten. And with the capture of Nikolaev, it is easier to cut off Odessa from the north from the rest of Ukraine.
    But in the General Staff, of course, they know better what to do.
    1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
      k7k8 (vic) 5 August 2022 11: 37
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      Quote: Bulanov
      Ukraine can use the "piggy bank" in the form of Pridnestrovian art warehouses

      And what, Tiraspol has already given them to Kyiv?

      Quote: Bulanov
      NATO members dressed in Moldovan uniforms may already be waiting for them there.

      And the PMR returned to Moldova?
      Isn't it hard for you to run ahead of the locomotive?
  2. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 4 August 2022 15: 42
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    Why the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the south did not take place

    -Because to advance against the enemy, through the fields! Having complete superiority in air and artillery, I don’t know or a numerical superiority like the Chinese should be. Or bring heroin on an industrial scale to Ukraine. But in terms of numbers, it’s not up to the Chinese. request laughingAnd if the enemy also gives citizenship!
  3. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
    Michael L. 4 August 2022 16: 10
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    If the "genius commander" V. Zelensky ignores the opinions of his military specialists, he is an invaluable agent ... of the Russian Federation!
    And the Americans, with the stubbornness of the doomed, continue to invest in it ... billions?
  4. usm5 Offline usm5
    usm5 (George) 4 August 2022 17: 28
    +1
    One thing is not clear. Why were the echelons with artillery, which they tried to transfer to the south, not destroyed?
    1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) 4 August 2022 23: 47
      +1
      One thing is not clear. Why were the echelons with artillery, which they tried to transfer to the south, not destroyed?

      Because there were no "echelons".
      Secretly in ordinary civilian trucks.
      The Armed Forces of Ukraine learn quickly enough, do not underestimate the enemy.
  5. Oleg Dmitriev Offline Oleg Dmitriev
    Oleg Dmitriev (Oleg Dmitriev) 5 August 2022 06: 45
    +3
    I wouldn't jump to conclusions. Arta was taken from near Artyomovsk - and where is she now? And where are the Polish 4 hundred tanks? And where are the French Caesars and the German Marders? And where are the Norwegian air defense systems? I'm afraid the crests will arrange a "goat's face" for us where we don't wait ....
  6. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 5 August 2022 16: 26
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    sometimes there are remarks that the Russian army does not correspond to the modern level, that thousands of shells and rocket munitions are spent on insignificant targets, that helicopters are forced to illuminate targets with a laser, etc.

    What we see in Ukraine is not the level of the RF Armed Forces. As various analysts in the West (RAND) have already noted, Russia does not use many modern weapons and capabilities (electronic warfare, homing missiles, precision-guided projectiles and rocket munitions, etc.). There are many reasons for this.

    The use of precision-guided munitions and missiles, electronic warfare, communications and command and control capabilities will provide NATO with the opportunity to study, test countermeasures and establish mass production of countermeasures.

    Another reason is economic. Russia has huge stocks of ammunition of old generations. CBO, this is the last opportunity to use them. In a possible conflict against NATO, it will no longer be possible to illuminate targets with a laser, God forbid, have time to detect a target, launch a homing missile and disappear out of sight with a dizzying maneuver. Same thing with artillery and MLRS.

    Russia is disposing of the old arsenals and using the old generations of communications and control because it can afford it against the Armed Forces of Ukraine. At the same time, on a limited scale, new, modern ammunition, UAVs and control are being tested.

    We will be able to see the real level of the RF Armed Forces only in cases of conflict with a serious adversary, like Poland or NATO as a whole.