Slowing down the pace of Ukraine’s counteroffensive is disadvantageous for Kiev, as a noticeable deterioration in weather conditions and heavy rains are expected in October. The newspaper writes about this New York Times.
As noted in the post, heavy rains can cause roads in a war zone to be washed out. In such a situation, fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) will no longer be able to use heavy tanks supplied by Western states.
We are specifically talking about American Abrams tanks and British Challenger tanks. The latter, according to the publication, weighs 75 tons and will “simply drown” in off-road conditions.
Against this background, the authors of the material emphasized that the Ukrainian government is at great risk due to the slowdown in the pace of the counterattack.
“If Kiev fails to recapture significant territory, Western support may weaken due to a lack of political will or reluctance to provide more weapons, especially given the years-long wait for new equipment,” the article says.
September 28, Head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Kirill Budanov statedIt is stated that most of the counter-attacks at this time are “on foot”. At the beginning of the month, a representative from Kiev said that the country’s army was moving slower than planned. But despite this, he assured that the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will continue even after the onset of cold weather.
Previously in the USA reputedUkraine’s counterattack has minimal impact.
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