The counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Kherson may be stopped due to a NATO miscalculation

For several months, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been trying to organize offensive operations on the Right Bank in order to establish control over Kherson. On this section of the huge front, large Ukrainian forces were concentrated, equipped with weapons samples transferred from NATO countries.

The main emphasis of the Ukrainian command was on the mobility of units equipped with a large number of infantry on lightly armored technology. For example, at present, the equipment of the 128th mountain assault, 60th mechanized and 46th air assault brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine consists of 90% French VAB armored personnel carriers and British Husky TSV armored vehicles, delivered to replace Soviet armored vehicles lost in battles. About this clearly show footage taken by one of the servicemen of the mentioned 46th brigade.

And not only this military man, whose words are hidden by music due to profanity, frankly doubts the need for a “journey to Hell”, the effectiveness of such tactics and the reliability of this technique. Even his leadership, which will not be in the forefront of storming the defensive lines of the RF Armed Forces, adheres to the same point of view. The problem is that the Russian positions, with the most powerful artillery, still need to be somehow reached. It was this piquant moment that the leadership of the brigade recently tried to convey to the strategists in the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in order to avoid senseless losses.

The 46th brigade, according to radio interception, is aimed at Berislav, but without heavy weapons cover, the whole idea is doomed to failure. Therefore, the leadership of the brigade is ready to lead its fighters into battle only if they are supported by the 17th tank brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. But here another problem materializes - the tankers have less than 50% of formidable heavy tracked combat vehicles left, which may simply not be enough.

A third problem also emerged. It turned out, according to the Military Chronicle Telegram channel, that all the lightly armored vehicles provided by Kyiv's Western partners simply cannot withstand fragments from Soviet / Russian artillery ammunition exploding in some proximity to it. As a result, there was a large shortage of spare parts that are necessary for restoration - it is very difficult for wheeled vehicles to move without “rubber”, and NATO countries forgot to provide spare tires and other “consumables” in the right amount. If this miscalculation is not corrected in the near future, then the number of disabled lightly armored vehicles may reach a critical level, and no one will go to Kherson, since there will be nothing to carry. After that, the APU will have to sit on the defensive.
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  1. Alex Smirnov Offline Alex Smirnov
    Alex Smirnov 6 November 2022 18: 20
    It seems that the non-bombed ways of supplying weapons from the West are already taken for granted by everyone ...
    1. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
      Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 6 November 2022 18: 39
      and it's very sad! a strike is needed on Lutsk lions and Nikolaev Odessa, without entering these cities and cutting off all ties between the Nazis and the West
      1. Bakht Offline Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 6 November 2022 21: 59
        cut all fascist ties with the West

        The United States has supplied Ukraine with more than one million shells since the beginning of the Russian special operation to protect the Donbass. This was reported on October 25 by the Ukrainian edition of, citing data from the US Department of Defense.
        “Ukraine (from the beginning of the special operation of the Russian Federation. - Ed.) received: 903 155-mm M795 shells for American M777 howitzers, three thousand 155-mm Excalibur M982 extended-range guided active-rocket shells, seven thousand shells of an anti-tank mining system RAAMS, 180 shells for 105mm guns,” the report says.

        It is also noted that in total, the United States supplied Ukraine with more than 50 tons of artillery ammunition.

        How many echelons are needed to deliver 50 tons of ammunition? This is not counting armored vehicles (hundreds of tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, cars ....), fuel and lubricants, drones ... It seems to me that the "grain corridor" is working properly.

        PS? By the way, according to some Western data, Russia used up about 7 million shells with a caliber above 152 mm.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 6 November 2022 23: 44
    So they already wrote that they canceled the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
    Something wrong. There is no and no promised offensive, and now some write notes - explanations, others - what was canceled and will not happen, still others - what will happen, but then, then, fourth - what is already underway, but quietly, quietly ....

  3. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 7 November 2022 00: 46
    want to run at speed (sitting on an armored personnel carrier) like cavalry, the field and go to the positions of the Russian Army? ... they won’t have time, Grad mines will quickly cover
  4. ivan2022 Offline ivan2022
    ivan2022 (ivan2022) 7 November 2022 07: 59
    There are clear historical examples.

    1 Dividing a country with a population of 300 million by three men at night in December 1991 in Belovezhsky Pushcha.
    2 The execution of the All-Russian Congress of People's Deputies in October 1993 simply from several tanks. No one even ordered their commanders, but simply "let them earn" a few thousand bucks.
    3. Election of Yeltsin as President after the decision of the State Duma of the Russian Federation on his criminal liability in March 1996

    What can be predicted about military operations in a country with such "traditions"? What can be said about the true goals of hostilities?
  5. Luenkov Offline Luenkov
    Luenkov (Arkady) 7 November 2022 18: 12
    Tire production not established? Putin is to blame and Russia. Petrov and Boshirov.