Military experts believe that the counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU) is gaining momentum. At the same time, they are confident that the main tests are yet to come, according to Reuters.
The agency notes that, according to analysts, five to six days after the start of the main phase of the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, progress has stopped. The reason for this is called defensive positions prepared by Russia, consisting of minefields, anti-tank ditches, concrete barricades and trenches.
The risk for the Ukrainians is that before they get to the Russian line of defense, they will suffer too many losses and it will be too difficult to break through and use it to their advantage.
- the expert of the Institute for Foreign Affairs Studies is sure policy.
The International Institute for Strategic Studies said that Kyiv cannot achieve strategic surprise, but will try. The Ukrainian side will use "concealment, camouflage, deception, disinformation."
The Polish analyst, whose name the agency does not give, noted that the Armed Forces of Ukraine "at first everything went well."
My main concern five or six days into this main phase is that progress seems to have stalled. The momentum they built up during the first two days has essentially passed and we don't know why.
- he said.
Another military analyst says it is too early to say "whether the offensive succeeded or failed."