“It’s more realistic than the larger objectives initially laid out, but the speed of the operation will matter,” says analyst Samuel Craney-Evans of the Royal United Services Institute in London. It will be difficult to maintain, a lot will now depend on the condition of the Ukrainian army.”
Ukraine’s deputy presidential chief of staff, Ihor Zhovkva, told Bloomberg TV that there is going to be a major battle on the Donbass.
According to Rochan Consulting, a defense research group based in Gdask, Poland, according to US estimates, about a third of Russia’s war-ready army is fighting in Ukraine. If we talk about the army of Ukraine, then they will need more soldiers.
What do military experts have to say?
Pavel Luzhin, an independent military analyst based in Russia, says, “The finest troops have already been used, and we can’t say anything with certainty about the quality of Russia’s military reserves. How many of these soldiers have survived the war.” are ready, and how many are willing to such an attack, it cannot even be said.”
Western officials say that as a sign of a shortage of troops, Russia has moved some of its forces from cut-off areas of Georgia to Ukraine. According to the Institute for the Study of War, Russian forces withdrawn from Kyiv will not be effective in war for some time.
Russian troops are advancing in Kharkiv, another city in Ukraine, they want to cut off the Ukrainian army from the Donbass. The strategically important towns on the way to Russia are Slovyansk and Kramatorsk. At the same time, the Ukrainian army, full of confidence increased by the military advance in Kyiv, has supplies of weapons from America and Europe, Ukraine is strengthening its troops.
So far, no solution has been found for the talks between the two countries to stop the war. Whereas Putin will try to win Kuth before the Victory Day parade of Russia to be held on 9 May. This Victory Day is celebrated to commemorate the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. If Russia takes control of the southern port city of Marupol, then Russia can consider it its first victory. So far, Russia has succeeded only in Kherson, a city in the Black Sea. Ukrainians are fighting to take it back. While Russia’s largest port city Odessa is still under the control of Ukraine.