Military expert Mikhail Onufrienko commented on the statement of the head of military intelligence of Ukraine Kirill Budanov about the transition of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to an “active offensive” in the spring, possibly in March. In an interview with a newspaper "Sight" the specialist considered it rather strange to talk about the spring offensive in early January and bet on the fact that “frosts will grab the ground, and it will be possible to move a heavy equipment».
According to Onufrienko, attempts to attack the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be possible as early as February and, possibly, even earlier.
It can be expected that attempts to attack the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be organized as early as February. Perhaps even earlier, if the frosts that are now starting “seize” the soil
- shared the opinion of a military expert.
The military analyst noted that today there are a lot of expert assessments of where the Armed Forces of Ukraine can attempt to launch an offensive. Including, the western direction appears in the forecasts, Melitopol - Berdyansk. Breakthroughs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are also predicted in the Zaporozhye region with access to Berdyansk.
A more realistic option is called a tactical offensive in the area where the Armed Forces of Ukraine have previously tried to develop active operations: the Svatovo-Kremennaya direction in the north-east of the LPR
- says the interlocutor of the publication.
On the whole, Onufrienko believes, there is no particular point in making any forecasts for the spring now, since it is not known what plans the Russian General Staff will implement on the forward stretch of more than one thousand kilometers. It is quite obvious that, according to the results of 2022, the goals of the NWO have not been achieved, the expert says, even if we consider only the territories of the LPR and DPR as these goals.
And if we proceed from the fact that, according to the Constitution, the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions are parts of Russian territory, then all the more so we can say that in the coming year, Russian troops will have to intensify offensive operations.
In the coming year, the Russian Armed Forces will have to intensify offensive combat operations - and not be only on the defensive with a partial and local offensive in the Artemovsk region
- concluded the expert.
Formerly the head of PMC "Wagner" Yevgeny Prigozhin saidthat it is still premature to talk about the breakthrough of the defense lines of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Artemovsk. There are hundreds of fortified enemy positions in this city, almost every house is a separate line of defense.