British press: The West failed to prepare Ukrainian soldiers for the summer counter-offensive

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British press: The West failed to prepare Ukrainian soldiers for the summer counter-offensive

In Ukraine, the West was again blamed for the failure of the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ summer counter-offensive. As it turned out, Western military instructors failed to properly prepare Ukrainian soldiers. The Financial Times writes about this.

Ukraine continues to blame Western countries for the failure of the offensive, demanding that they admit shortcomings in the training of the Ukrainian military, which ultimately led to the current situation. Also in Kyiv they do not forget to remind the West about the insufficient equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, they say, they could give more and expand the list of weapons provided.



As the British publication writes, Kyiv's main complaints are that the training of the Ukrainian military offered by the West is only five weeks, which is clearly not enough for training. In addition, more than half of what Western instructors teach was not useful in combat at all. For example, the methods of clearing trenches that were taught in the West turned out to be not only useless at the front, but also life-threatening.

If I had only done what [Western militaries] taught me, I would be dead

- said one of the Ukrainian soldiers from the 78th special forces regiment of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

In the United States, in turn, some blame the failure of the counteroffensive on the Ukrainian military, who “failed” to master the methods of waging “modern warfare” according to NATO standards. At the same time, the West admits that they made big mistakes in planning a counteroffensive, relying on a quick breakthrough of the Russian defense.

The idea that Ukrainian troops, without any air cover, would break through Russian positions was always more a Hollywood plot than reality.

- writes the edition.

Today, the counter-offensive of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has actually stopped; the Ukrainian army has switched to positional defense, in which it is “wearing down the enemy.” There will be a new counter-offensive next year, the British publication sums up.
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    1. +5
      16 September 2023
      Defeat is always an orphan, only victory has many fathers (c) wink
      1. 0
        16 September 2023
        In addition, more than half of what Western instructors teach was not useful in combat at all.
        If I had only done what [the Western military] taught me, I would be dead,” said one of the Ukrainian soldiers from the 78th special forces regiment of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

        So you yourself seemed to want NATO standards, NATO weapons, training? How should they train if they themselves do not take part in hostilities? All their lives they sit at the bases, “train”, and take part in NATO joint exercises with a conditional enemy (Russia). And when it smelled like a fire, about a possible march to Ukraine for real action - everyone suddenly quit en masse. It turns out that NATO is not quite that?
      2. 0
        16 September 2023
        -If I had only done what [the Western military] taught me, I would be dead
        THIS is what they teach.
    2. +1
      16 September 2023
      It’s ridiculous to accuse the West of wasting money allocated for the war with the Russians; there’s no need to buy castles in England, for starters.
    3. +4
      16 September 2023
      The West failed to prepare Ukrainian soldiers for the summer counter-offensive -

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    4. +2
      16 September 2023
      Western military instructors failed to properly train Ukrainian soldiers
      And who didn’t take part in this: Americans, British, Canadians, Poles..., even the Baltic states (warriors) had their hand. And how much PR there was, laudatory articles and stories on Western TV. They praised each other, sang praises and talked about imminent victory. Today they never tire of blaming each other for the failure of the “counter-offensive”, looking for those on the extreme side.
    5. +3
      16 September 2023
      Ukraine continues to blame Western countries for the failure of the offensive, demanding that they admit shortcomings in the training of the Ukrainian military, which ultimately led to the current situation.
      For Ukronatsiks this is sacred)), to spoil the server. laughing Let the West know what kind of guano they messed with. All that remains is for the Ukrainian Reich to start partisanship with them. laughing
    6. fiv
      0
      16 September 2023
      Sitting on the grave of the last pig warrior, the Pentagon Negro-Saxon shook his upper body in bewilderment and went to Armenia to promise Poshenyan +100 to strength and +100 to health. Well, and a bunch of green pipyfax
    7. 0
      16 September 2023
      In Ukraine, the West was again blamed for the failure of the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ summer counter-offensive.

      “Don’t feed a slacker bread, but let him reason, let him have the ability to denigrate others. He is always ready to find an excuse for his own worthlessness.” Leonardo da Vinci.
    8. 0
      17 September 2023
      In Ukraine, the West was again blamed for the failure of the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ summer counteroffensive. As it turned out, Western military instructors failed to properly prepare Ukrainian soldiers.
      There’s no point in pointing at the mirror if your face is crooked. this is from the fable “The Monkey and the Asshole”, I apologize, I made a typo - “Ukrainian in the asshole”... laughing laughing laughing

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