German edition: Russian troops turned the front into one “big minefield”

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German edition: Russian troops turned the front into one “big minefield”

The extensive minefields placed by the Russian army in front of their defensive positions have become a serious obstacle to the Ukrainian counter-offensive. The Ukrainian Armed Forces encountered difficulties when trying to overcome them, writes Der Spiegel magazine.

Journalists from the German publication visited Ukraine and visited the positions of Ukrainian troops advancing in the Zaporozhye direction. The Germans talked with the Ukrainian soldiers and concluded that if not for the minefields, the Ukrainian Armed Forces would certainly have broken through the Russian defenses and reached the Sea of ​​Azov, as planned in the West back in the spring. At the moment, the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are very high, both in personnel and in equipment.



Russian troops have turned the front into perhaps the largest minefield in the world. Ukrainian sappers are moving forward with difficulty, fearing air raids. And soon the first snow will fall

- the magazine writes.

The alarm is also sounding in the United States, as The Wall Street Journal writes, rain will soon begin in Ukraine, followed by snow. All this will prevent the Ukrainian Armed Forces from breaking through the defenses of the Russian army. Washington still hopes that the Ukrainian army will defeat the Russian one, but the weather can ruin everything. And a counteroffensive in muddy conditions will be “even more difficult.”

Rain will make our work much more difficult. Dirt will limit maneuverability, there are already few logistics routes, and here there will be even fewer options. Opportunities for using armored vehicles will decrease

- said one of the Ukrainian military.

Earlier, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Budanov, said that the counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine would continue even after the onset of inclement weather. But the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Zaluzhny, intends to stop the offensive operation by November and move on to positional battles.
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    1. +16
      17 September 2023
      Well damn, what a life, THE RUSSIANS ARE TO BLAME AGAIN!!!!
      1. +8
        17 September 2023
        I thought the northern scribe bit them, but then the truth turned out to be something else: mines.
        The iron eggs of brave soldiers ring both during attack and defense. They unmask the Ukhrov.
        And magnetic mines attract and activate
        1. +4
          17 September 2023
          The Germans talked with Ukrainian soldiers and concluded that if not for the minefields, the Ukrainian Armed Forces would certainly have broken through the Russian defenses and

          Ukrainian soldiers are breaching, we didn’t lay any mines request . Let them show where the mines are, whose they are, and who placed them winked
      2. +4
        17 September 2023
        By the way, I’m surprised that the West has not yet raised the issue of supplying remote mine clearance systems to Ukraine like our Gorynych. They are ready to provide F-16s, they are preparing to provide ballistic missiles, they are already providing cruise missiles... but mine clearance systems are not! request
        1. 0
          17 September 2023
          Quote: Plate
          but mine clearance systems - no!

          What kind of analogue of the “Snake Gorynych” demining installation was spotted at the Ukrainian Armed Forces?
          Mine Clearing Line Charge
          The charge delivery range is only 62 meters, the length of the passage is 100 meters, and the width is 8 meters. Thus, the characteristics of the system show that it is inferior to the Russian one. “Zmey Gorynych” can deliver a projectile at 440 meters and make a passage 115 meters long.
          The complex first entered service in 1988.
          1. +1
            18 September 2023
            How does he make a 100m long passage with a charge range of 62?
        2. 0
          18 September 2023
          They installed it, they have an analogue....,....................
          Why are you worried about them?
          1. 0
            18 September 2023
            Yes, I always worry when something is wrong with the enemy: it always seems like some cunning plan, some kind of deception.
        3. +1
          18 September 2023
          Quote: Plate
          By the way, I’m surprised that the West has not yet raised the issue of supplying remote mine clearance systems to Ukraine like our Gorynych.

          I picked it up and installed it a long time ago



          2023-04-04 23:36:00

          Category:

          The American M58 MICLIC mine clearance system appeared in service with the Armed Forces of Ukraine
      3. +1
        18 September 2023
        Quote: Vasilenko Vladimir
        Well damn, what a life, THE RUSSIANS ARE TO BLAME AGAIN!!!!

        What does "again" mean? They named them guilty, and that’s it. As they say, “prove that you are not a camel.”
      4. 0
        18 September 2023
        Quote: Vasilenko Vladimir
        Well damn, what a life, THE RUSSIANS ARE TO BLAME AGAIN!!!!

        Yes, most likely the communists from the USSR made such a huge number of mines that they are still in use...
    2. +7
      17 September 2023
      This is all Russian land - don’t poke your nose into minefields... You’ll be safer...
      1. +6
        17 September 2023
        Here the Germans write:
        Russian troops have turned the front into perhaps the largest minefield in the world.

        And what? -We don’t mind the mines! We have them! Maybe it's not enough for anyone? So we will add more! The land is ours! The mines are ours!
        All this Russian land - don't go into minefields...
    3. +4
      17 September 2023
      And the Russians turned out to be deceivers and scoundrels! Attack them!
    4. +3
      17 September 2023
      Apparently they are “correct” journalists, since they were not subject to the ban on access to journalists from foreign media.
    5. +6
      17 September 2023
      From time immemorial the bad dancer has the same problem
    6. +8
      17 September 2023
      Bushes. Mines. Dirt . Rains... damn Russians...
      1. +4
        17 September 2023
        It would be nice if only there were minefields... Russians from somewhere else request
        With RPGs, with planes... what
      2. +4
        17 September 2023
        Quote: KVU-NSVD
        Bushes. Mines. Dirt . Rains... damn Russians...

        Russian soldiers are becoming more and more optimistic about such little things wink
        - The face is covered in paint, there is a branch in the ass. This, brother, is reconnaissance.
        -Who gives a shit in the rain and mud? Our valiant connection!...
        1. +4
          17 September 2023
          Quote: Terenin
          -Who gives a shit in the rain and mud? Our valiant connection!...

          When there is no rain and mud, everything sucks (except for communications). wink
          1. +1
            17 September 2023
            Any signalman knows that the strongest connection is sexual.
            1. 0
              18 September 2023
              Well, the banter over the signalmen has begun again.......
    7. +7
      17 September 2023
      Again, the Russians are fighting incorrectly. Ayayay
    8. +6
      17 September 2023
      And here is General Moroz, who stopped the victorious Ukrainian offensive, looming in the Western press. It’s still modest, but soon people will be screaming about it from every throat))
    9. 0
      17 September 2023
      . Rain will make our work much more difficult. Dirt will limit maneuverability, there are already few logistics routes

      But the dirt never bothered us
    10. +3
      17 September 2023
      The Germans talked with Ukrainian soldiers and concluded that if not for the minefields, the Ukrainian Armed Forces would certainly have broken through the Russian defenses and reached the Sea of ​​Azov
      If only my grandmother had... Study Russian folklore, Fritz, and forget about the victory over Russia. I don’t have my own mind, so we’ll share it, don’t mind.
    11. 0
      17 September 2023
      The Germans talked with the Ukrainian soldiers and concluded that if not for the minefields, the Ukrainian Armed Forces would certainly have broken through the Russian defenses and reached the Sea of ​​Azov, as planned in the West back in the spring.

      If only, yes! They made a conclusion. Like in that joke: “The hamster ate everything.” lol
    12. -1
      17 September 2023
      And if there were no grass, bushes, rain and mud - then even to the Caspian Sea!
      Simple Sumerian dreams
    13. 0
      17 September 2023
      The Germans talked with Ukrainian soldiers and concluded that if not for the minefields, then
      . They are strange, and their memory is completely lost... all they should have done is remember, read what their ancestors wrote, then they wouldn’t write all this garbage.
    14. +2
      17 September 2023
      If it weren’t for the minefields, the Ukrainian Armed Forces would certainly have broken through the Russian defenses and reached the Sea of ​​Azov, as planned in the West back in the spring.
      and if there were no Russians, they would already be washing their trousers in the quiet ocean
    15. +8
      17 September 2023
      Considering that in the last couple of months alone our company has laid more than 2 thousand mines, this is pleasant to read. feel laughing lol The evil ones appreciated our work. lol
    16. +2
      18 September 2023
      Russian troops turned the front into one “big minefield” -

      ***
      - “Oh, field, who dotted you?” ...


      ***
    17. 0
      18 September 2023
      It’s okay to cry into your vest, but the tall ant grass will wither. You just can’t please them, now it’s snowing, now it’s raining, now
      bushes with grass, then it’s hot. Now they are talking about General Frost again.
    18. 0
      18 September 2023
      Personally, I am surprised by the surprise of the Germans about this. 80 years ago, on the Kursk Bulge, the Germans massively used tank trawls. If they now installed the same number of tanks with tank trawls as on the Kursk Bulge, then the line of minefields would have been broken through at least in a couple of places a long time ago.

      Because in practice, engineering vehicles are sent one by one and responsibility for the lack of a positive result is placed on the “damned Muscovites”! This is understandable - the Russians are always to blame for everything! But here the question is not who is to blame, but about who received a lot of money, but instead of the result of the counter-offensive, he gives only excuses!
      Kindergarten! Nursery group! Just not serious! :)
    19. -1
      18 September 2023
      Quote: Plate
      By the way, I’m surprised that the West has not yet raised the issue of supplying remote mine clearance systems to Ukraine like our Gorynych. They are ready to provide F-16s, they are preparing to provide ballistic missiles, they are already providing cruise missiles... but mine clearance systems are not! request

      Do you think this is for genocide of the population? So that the corpses would be cleared of mines and the Liebensraum would be cleared for Jews or someone else?
    20. 0
      18 September 2023
      To the author and those interested in the topic. I advise you to take a look
      "Der Spiegel disgraces Germany and covers up genocide?" https://trymava.rf/?p=41992
    21. 0
      18 September 2023
      That's right, everything on the ground that does not have Contact should be covered with mines.
      Including soil.
      good
    22. 0
      18 September 2023
      Russian troops turned the front into one “big graveyard”
    23. 0
      19 September 2023
      “If it weren’t for the mines, the Ukrainian Armed Forces would certainly have been breached.” This is from the series: If my grandmother... she would certainly be a grandfather. And then autumn will begin and most likely it will be winter. Very convincing.

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