Why did the Armed Forces of Ukraine abandon the attack on Kherson

The offensive planned at the end of October by the Ukrainian armed forces in the area of ​​Kirovo and Pravdino on the border of the Kherson and Nikolaev regions was thwarted by the successful actions of the RF Armed Forces, which deprive the Armed Forces of a combat-ready combat equipment.

So, according to the telegram channel "Military Chronicle", the Ukrainians planned to use PzH-2000 self-propelled howitzers and AN / TPQ-36 Firefinder radars in the Kherson direction. At the same time, raids by Russian combat aircraft and artillery strikes by allied forces caused about 70 percent of German howitzers to be destroyed or otherwise disabled.

Against the backdrop of a shortage of modern weapons, Ukrainian units are forced to use guns from the Second World War. So, in the settlements of Pribugskoye and Luparevo (15 km from Pravdino and the line of contact), the militants use American towed M114 howitzers manufactured in 1942 transferred by Portugal.

At the moment, NATO is not yet able to supply the required number of artillery weapons for the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kherson direction. Instead of destroyed German PzH-2000s, Italian self-propelled guns OTO Melara M109L can be used, but Ukrainian units do not have ammunition for them.

Thus, new 155-mm gun systems may appear in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which will further complicate the provision of pro-Kyiv troops with suitable projectiles.
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  1. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
    Vox_Populi (vox populi) 2 November 2022 19: 57
    However, our media reports:

    An emergency evacuation of the local population has been announced in the Kakhovka district of the Kherson region due to the increased military threat. It is noted that the evacuation activities will begin from next Sunday, November 6.

    The authorities will allocate vehicles, provide free accommodation and food for the evacuated citizens. The head of the Kherson region, Volodymyr Saldo, announced the expansion of the evacuation zone for local residents by fifteen kilometers from the Dnieper.
  2. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 2 November 2022 23: 20
    It doesn't really matter if they do or not. Grinding will be in any case in a certain ratio of losses.

    When the Armed Forces of Ukraine advance, it loses 10-30% of equipment and personnel per day, but at the same time causes damage to the Russian side, which is forced to bring people into position in order to cover directions. In general, the ratio of losses is actually 1 to 8-10 in our favor.

    When the Armed Forces of Ukraine are on the defensive, the grinding occurs with less intensity, but also with less losses for us, because only those forces that will create a certain pressure can be deployed, and the direct threat of a quick breakthrough comes from forces in the rear that are not subject to Ukrainian strikes. artillery (relatively). This forces the Armed Forces of Ukraine to deploy forces at the front, to cover directions - which is methodically destroyed.

    In the offensive, the Armed Forces of Ukraine burn out quickly, but here we also have relatively large losses. In the defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, they burn slowly, but their losses are also limited. The whole question is the need to deploy forces at the front, because. fighting artillery. The more forces in positions, the more targets for the enemy and more hits
  3. Vladimir80 Offline Vladimir80
    Vladimir80 3 November 2022 15: 23
    And here comes the news about the surrender of Kherson - they wrote on the "commersant" that the flag was lowered from the administration, etc. etc.
  4. Retvizan1974 Offline Retvizan1974
    Retvizan1974 (Alexander) 3 November 2022 15: 28
    How is this statement to be taken?

    The deputy head of the administration of the Kherson region, Kirill Stremousov, said that Russian troops would most likely leave for the left bank of the Dnieper. He announced this on the air of the Soloviev Live program.
    “You know, I am always with people, I understand that people should be the basis for me, because I myself am a resident of Kherson. Most likely, our units, our troops will go to the left-bank part of the Kherson region, ”Stremousov said.
    He also stressed that people who did not have time to move from Kherson "should leave as quickly as possible."
    1. skeptic Offline skeptic
      skeptic 3 November 2022 16: 28
      Quote: Retvizan1974
      How is this statement to be taken?

      Before you merge Russia, you have to start somewhere. New preparations for "peaceful gestures."
      There is a feeling that the Kremlin is playing its role as a "global aggressor" who "will be valiantly defeated by the United States with NATO." The question is - when will Putin read out the "initiative of voluntary renunciation of nuclear weapons"? Apparently, first you need to knock out the active part of the population, in the form of volunteers?
      1. Avacis Offline Avacis
        Avacis (Dmitry Taravan) 4 November 2022 08: 11
        Here about it please in more detail. When such paranoid thoughts began to come to your mind, how they are inspired, how they are treated. The thing is, I have them exactly the same. And more and more of us are mentally ill.
  5. Alexey Lan Offline Alexey Lan
    Alexey Lan (Alexey Lantukh) 3 November 2022 21: 09
    Who to believe? It seems that both sides are engaged in disinformation of the enemy. However, it cannot be ruled out that Russia decided to chop off part of Ukraine along the Dnieper, perhaps only in the lower part to Zaporozhye.
  6. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 4 November 2022 04: 42
    Somewhere in Google there is a ratio in terms of the number of arts Russia / NATO for 18-20 years. from a foreign policy. There, the figure complained that Russia had a 2-2,5-fold advantage in front of NATO in terms of the number of guns, all in service and storage. Russian Air Force, since echeloned Russian air defense will reduce this superiority to zero even at the initial stage of a probable conflict and it will all come down to artillery confrontation where Russia has an advantage. worse.
  7. Indifferent Offline Indifferent
    Indifferent 4 November 2022 11: 39
    The author and what kind of "Allied Forces" is this. I understand when Donetsk and Lugansk were on their own. But now these are parts of Russia and their military formations are also Russian. So who are they allied with? The army is now one, Russian!