One of the reasons the media finds it so difficult to make heads or tails of which military is winning in Ukraine is the fact that the Russians are not attempting to hold any territory that is not strategic. Instead, they’re engaged in something that could be described as artillery maneuver warfare that is focused on eliminating the enemy’s infantry while minimizing the risks to their own infantry.
The main difficulty in carrying out offensive operations in Ukraine is that in fact our troops have to go on the attack when the enemy’s artillery is not suppressed. The reasons why we were not able to suppress the artillery:
1. the absence, or a critically small number, of artillery radars.
2. lack of effective reconnaissance of enemy artillery positions.
3. the absence or scanty number of strike UAVs or kamikaze drones to destroy enemy artillery, immediately after detection.
4. lack of organization of counter-battery combat.
5. after the discovery of an enemy mortar or artillery position, a lot of time passed when our artillery could begin to suppress it. Two factors influenced this: communication and, in fact, the qualifications of the servants of the guns.
6. the lack of a sufficient number of reconnaissance UAVs for round-the-clock hunting for enemy artillery.
Enough infantry can be thrown into battle, even with AK-12s, even with “mosquitoes”, but neither one nor the other will simply be able to reach the enemy’s positions if enemy artillery is not suppressed. Practically all the fighters of the assault groups, from different sectors of the front, note that the enemy, in 90% of cases, cannot withstand close combat, especially the newly formed units, and retreats. But due to the fact that the enemy artillery is not suppressed, it is not possible to hold the already occupied positions.
You can assemble as much infantry and equipment as you like, but the lack of an effective counter-battery fight will simply turn any, the bravest army, into “cannon fodder” and interfere with the solution of GEOPOLITICAL OBJECTIVES.
It is not a Masonic conspiracy that will stop our troops, but specific shortcomings in the combat work of each commander.
TatarZky says that Russian troops in fixed positions are also suffering from Ukrainian artillery. Maybe this is why Russians do not defend positions, but instead constantly move around. I have seen multiple cases, where some village is reported liberated by Russian forces, but next day on the maps it is again side to be under Ukrainian control. Unfortunately the Russian aim at this point seem not to be liberating territory, but to kill as many Ukrainians as possible. This is a direct result of the Ukrainian policy of holding on to every last inch of Donbass.
It’s interesting to learn that despite the Russian air superiority, they have not been able to suppress the enemy artillery. There are several possible reasons for this; perhaps the Ukrainian ground-to-air defenses make it too expensive to provide air cover, perhaps it is too easy to hide and move the artillery (see: Serbia), or perhaps the Russians are unwilling to reveal the full extent of their air capabilities to NATO forces given the probability that they will be fighting them soon.
However, there is no need for the Russians to rush the inevitable end or risk unnecessary casualties, as time is clearly on their side. The Western economies are crumbling, the Ukrainians are running out of infantry, weapons, and supplies, China, India, Iran, Brazil, Venezuela, and the Arab nations have all made it clear they are aligned with Russia against NATO, and even the neocons are starting to have second thoughts about the wisdom of war with the planet’s largest nuclear power.
Indeed, it appears that the globalists are now hoping that an early settlement in Russia’s favor will be enough to preserve their disintegrating Clown World empire.