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New York Times: 'Possibility of stalemate looms' in Ukrainian military conflict

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New York Times: 'Possibility of stalemate looms' in Ukrainian military conflict

Western politicians, journalists and experts continue vying with each other to evaluate the course of the military campaign in Ukraine and make predictions about developments at the front. This time, the American newspaper The New York Times, citing sources in the US administration, reports that in the Ukrainian military conflict "the prospect of a deadlock looms." The thing is that the Russian troops continue to strengthen the defense, and the Armed Forces of Ukraine do not have enough long-range weapons and ammunition to dislodge the RF Armed Forces from the occupied territories.


It will be much more difficult for Ukrainian troops to retake territory from Russian forces, which are focused on defending the remaining lands rather than penetrating deeper into the country.

US officials told reporters

Speaking about the ability and intention of the Russian army to conduct offensive operations, the author of the article, now with reference to some experts, argues that "Russia does not have forces ready for a serious offensive in the next few months." Therefore, in the medium term, a stalemate will develop on the Ukrainian front, the author is sure. And this is despite the fact that even in Kyiv they predict that the RF Armed Forces are planning an offensive campaign.

As for the plans of the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for the near future, according to the NYT, the Ukrainian army should continue to tie down Russian forces ... in Crimea. Otherwise, the RF Armed Forces will transfer additional units from this direction to other sectors of the front. At the same time, the Ukrainians should continue to look for weaknesses in the Russian defense in order to repeat the tactics tried near Kharkov.

The author of the article is sure that the counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Kharkov was successful partly because "Ukrainians were faced with a few, unprepared Russian troops." Moreover, even the Russian military command did not know how weak these garrisons were.

The same unnamed US officials believe that a similar scenario of the Kharkiv breakthrough of the Armed Forces of Ukraine may well be repeated in other sectors of the front, gaining small victories. They will be helped in this by the Americans, who “continue to look for weaknesses in the Russian positions, tracking down units that are on the verge of collapse, which may melt in the face of a prolonged offensive from Ukraine.”

Apparently completely confused in assessing the situation and forecasting the development of the Ukrainian military campaign, the author concludes that effective strikes of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the supply routes of the RF Armed Forces alone will not be enough to force the Russian army to leave those regions of the country where they are concentrated. It does not become clear from the article whether there will be an offensive, and if it happens, then which side will start first and be able to succeed.

The situation really turned out to be a stalemate. But rather not in terms of what is happening in Ukraine and the prospects for the development of events at the front, but in the minds of American officials, experts and the author of the article himself. At the same time, it should be noted that the previously habitual bravura optimism about the imminent complete victory of Ukraine over Russia, even in the liberal The New York Times, known for its anti-Russian red policy, has diminished.
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  1. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 22 December 2022 14: 17
    -2
    As for the plans of the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for the near future, according to the NYT, the Ukrainian army should continue to tie down Russian forces ... in Crimea.

    .... and in the Far East. Everything, as Lavprov said - "well ...."
  2. DmSol
    DmSol 22 December 2022 14: 27
    -1
    quite an objective analysis, everything is so.
    1. 4ekist
      4ekist 22 December 2022 16: 06
      0
      ..... Ukrainians should continue to look for weaknesses in the Russian defense to repeat tactics

      Let them try and search, and they will be systematically and methodically killed.
  3. Ruslan_3
    Ruslan_3 22 December 2022 14: 30
    -5
    And the source of the analysis from the American side is not Klitschko by any chance? Painfully similar to his style
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 22 December 2022 14: 34
    +4
    The New York Times analyzes the situation at the front, makes military forecasts and gives advice. Moreover, the "analysis" is one-sided and always in favor of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Not yet tired of writing articles according to the training manual issued by the Democrats?
    in the Ukrainian military conflict "looms the prospect of a stalemate"
    As a result, the situation will become a dead end for the United States when they finally realize that there will be no "victory on the battlefield" at all. And it will be interesting to see how the Americans will get out of this situation this time.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 22 December 2022 14: 50
      0
      Well, yes, you can write and even show that this is exactly how it is ...
      And who dares to outline the prospects, issue forecasts?
      "Do you have a plan, Mr. Fix"???
      Okay, let's see who has what plans and how they will be implemented.
    2. oleg-nekrasov-19
      oleg-nekrasov-19 22 December 2022 14: 53
      0
      well, they are still in "pink ignorance" they blow stable-spiritual information into their ears, shoot spectacular videos, pre-staged, tell how the NATO satellite constellation is in 24/7 mode, forgetting about China, Iran and North Korea with Syria and Libya, monitors "weak spots in Russian defense" in Ukraine. They say that the "patriot" battery will defeat everyone, and the "starlinks" of the Mask do not give a chance to open them with Russian RER means. This article also mentions that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are successfully pinning down Russian troops along the entire line of contact, but judging by the transfer of reserves of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Artemovsk and Kupyansk from Kherson, Zaporozhye and Kharkov regions. everything is probably going the other way around. Where these journalists saw a dead end, I don’t understand. In the month of December alone, near Artemovsk, the Armed Forces of Ukraine irretrievably lost 250 senior and junior officers. , this is not counting l / s and mercenaries
    3. FoBoss_VM
      FoBoss_VM 22 December 2022 14: 55
      -1
      How how laughing as well as in Iraq and Afghanistan. Stupidly sit on a plane and fly away wassat in English. Zelya wakes up one morning and there is not a single Anglo-Saxon muzzle in Khokhlostan
  5. sanik2020
    sanik2020 22 December 2022 14: 35
    -2
    In the Ukrainian military conflict, “the prospect of a deadlock looms”

    It is with them, in the west, a complete civilizational dead end, and our goal is extremely clear.
    We have always fought in order to survive, and they, so that no one but them would live.
  6. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 22 December 2022 14: 35
    +1
    As it all quietly, blown away. What will happen next is unknown.
  7. rocket757
    rocket757 22 December 2022 14: 46
    +1
    It will be much more difficult for Ukrainian troops to retake territory from Russian forces, which are focused on defending the remaining lands rather than penetrating deeper into the country.
    In general, who wants to consider the situation and from what side.
    This is the same with such a trick ... if you want to get the right answer, ask the question RIGHT, AS NECESSARY.
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 22 December 2022 18: 43
      +1
      Greetings Victor bully! Again, these "know-it-alls" draw conclusions. You can compare with witches-fortune-tellers
      I see, I see everything, I know everything about everything!

      Their remarks and explanations pissed me off. They will see on the one hand, then they will look on the other.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 22 December 2022 18: 49
        +1
        Hi Dmitry soldier
        This is always the case when things are very uncertain, and especially when things are not ice .... all sorts of talkers, prophets and other experts come to the fore.
        Everything as usual.
        1. Reptiloid
          Reptiloid 22 December 2022 19: 19
          +1
          It is clear that every scribbler is looking for a hot topic and trying to snatch income from it. I realize that it was and will be the same repetition. It would be better about the can and Trump that they wrote "sensational" lol or at least about them request bad weather
  8. Jsem_CZEKO68
    Jsem_CZEKO68 22 December 2022 16: 45
    -1
    Bohužel mlýnek na maso bude pokračovat.., hloupost Ukrajinců je nekonečná..
    1. Jsem_CZEKO68
      Jsem_CZEKO68 22 December 2022 16: 46
      0
      Unfortunately, the meat grinder will continue .., the stupidity of Ukrainians is endless ..
  9. tarragon
    tarragon 23 December 2022 16: 50
    0
    Not a dead end, but a confrontation of attrition.
  10. Clone
    Clone 23 December 2022 18: 18
    -1
    I believe that the situation regarding the wishes of our former "partners" is called "Pull an owl on the globe." That is, this is a primitive attempt to "fit reality to fit your fantasies, and with the help of fraud, manipulation and outright lies." Not the first time, and therefore do not get used to it.