Why the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Zaporozhye direction is constantly postponed

For several months in Kyiv, there have been talks about the offensive actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Zaporozhye direction, in the area of ​​\uXNUMXb\uXNUMXbthe settlements of Orekhov and Gulyaipole. However, for some reason, a major counter-offensive of the Ukrainian troops towards the Sea of ​​Azov is constantly being postponed. There is an explanation for this.

The strategic goal of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in this area is to take control of the cities of Melitopol and Berdyansk, which will allow access to the Sea of ​​Azov and cut the land corridor between the Donbass and Crimea, disrupting the supply of the RF Armed Forces. One of the stages of a large-scale strike should be the assault on the powerful defensive lines of the Russian army between the cities of Tokmak and Bilmak. But the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, having been preparing a strike on this sector of the front in the Zaporozhye region, faced some problematic moments.

The thing is that in recent months the Armed Forces of Ukraine have suffered serious losses in personnel and technology. For example, the 128th Separate Mountain Assault Transcarpathian Brigade (military unit A1556) turned out to be so bloodless that it had to be literally reanimated. The disbandment of this formation did not happen only due to the fact that its banner was at the headquarters at the PPD and did not get to the enemy. Two companies of the 128st separate airmobile brigade (military unit A81) of the DShV, which is in reserve in the Donbass, as well as units of the 0284th operational regiment of the NGU and the 9th, 110 113th Territorial Defense Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The losses of the Ukrainian troops are caused by the incessant firepower of Russian artillery (cannon and rocket), aviation (army and tactical), as well as missile forces. In addition, a serious factor for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, affecting the ability to attack, is the weather. Autumn rains led to the appearance of the "kingdom of mud". All the French, British, Italian and Turkish wheeled armored vehicles delivered to the Ukrainian troops turned out to be unsuitable for overcoming such a level of impassability. Summer tires, on which it was possible to “cut through the fields with a breeze” until recently, are absolutely not suitable for late autumn, which is steadily slipping into winter.

In addition, the Armed Forces of Ukraine in this direction feel a shortage of artillery, without which one can forget about overcoming the fortified areas of the RF Armed Forces. It is possible to transfer self-propelled guns and towed guns from reserves, but transporters-tractors, however, as well as conventional trucks, are chronically few.
  • Used photographs: Armed Forces of Ukraine
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  1. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 22 November 2022 10: 29
    Can't these forces be simply destroyed by missiles?
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 22 November 2022 10: 32
      and they gather in heaps to spawn? or for each baboon by caliber? it's drone entertainment, with language speakers being chased by drone grenades.
      1. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 22 November 2022 10: 47
        When we are told that large forces are being concentrated for the offensive, they clearly do not put tanks at a distance of 1 km. from each other ... And drugs are not 1 person. per sq. km ..... Everything is somewhere together ... So hit with a powerful rocket with a large striking force. Where are the Solntsepeki and so on ...? pairs. Gouging is not difficult, but it cannot be restored in 2 hours ...
        1. passing by Offline passing by
          passing by (passing by) 22 November 2022 10: 56
          several tanks with one missile? laughing and why aren't you a generalismo yet? the sun is not one rocket. he hits the squares. with one missile, only Ukrainians can destroy several targets. for example a Polish tractor with a trailer and two peasants. well, or a passenger plane with a hundred passengers.
          1. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 22 November 2022 17: 49
            So destroy several tanks, they are not at a distance of 5 km from others. Otherwise, this is not a grouping ... What prevented them from destroying them on the railway platform still on the Polish border ....
        2. Barabas Offline Barabas
          Barabas 22 November 2022 12: 59
          they do what they can, the rest is useless, Recep will swear
      2. Human_79 Offline Human_79
        Human_79 (Andrei) 23 November 2022 21: 09
        The right words
    2. Grits Offline Grits
      Grits (Alexander) 22 November 2022 15: 05
      Quote: Igor Viktorovich Berdin
      Can't these forces be simply destroyed by missiles?

      Can. And even simple. But they don't destroy it.
      1. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 22 November 2022 17: 52
        here is the same. as they say on the outskirts .....
  2. Vadim Sharygin Offline Vadim Sharygin
    Vadim Sharygin (Citizen) 22 November 2022 14: 02
    Time works for Russia. The preparation of the mobilized is being completed. The military-industrial complex replenishes shock units with rockets and shells and other equipment. After the Security Council of Russia on the topic of Civil Defense, a whole range of measures will most likely be carried out to audit the state of the entire system and its constituent elements. New formations and divisions are being formed. Ukraine, as a country, as a population, as a military foothold, is becoming less and less interesting to NATO and other countries. Europe, the States, and the whole world are already tired of Ukrainian freeloaders of all stripes and ranks. With its active defense, Russia is systematically grinding Ukrainian militants and foreign mercenaries. And in combination with winter and missile strikes on critical infrastructure, a change in the Zelensky regime, a military coup in Kyiv, which will further alienate the "civilized" EU governments from it, is also quite expected. Nationalist Ukraine is coming to an inevitable end. This is already an obvious fact. All that remains for Russia is to add a spark to the network of railways, junction stations and bring a dozen more key infrastructure facilities into a medieval look. Russia's victory did not start so brightly and noticeably, but, judging even by information from open sources, Western intelligence services are already recommending their governments to carefully and decisively deflate the Ukrainian soap bubble, surrender Ukrainian nationalism with giblets and return to a situation where lions, tigers and bears roar peacefully at each other, and jackals, gophers and hyenas return to their place of scavengers, eaters of scraps of the powerful))
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 22 November 2022 23: 10
      I agree with you, they put the accents correctly, we already see panic in Ukraine, and joyful races in the squares - "moskal to gilyak" will clearly end in a bitter hangover.