British expert: The Ukrainian Armed Forces will not be able to go on a counter-offensive and defend effectively in the summer of 2024

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British expert: The Ukrainian Armed Forces will not be able to go on a counter-offensive and defend effectively in the summer of 2024

After the failure of a well-publicized counter-offensive last summer and another winter in which Ukrainian troops repelled Russian attacks, the Ukrainian Armed Forces are exhausted and face severe shortages of personnel and ammunition, Western media have noted.

The Kiev government is preparing to draft new recruits into the army, European countries have promised to send more equipment and missiles, and the US House of Representatives has approved a military aid package of more than $60 billion. But despite this, Western experts believe Ukraine is unlikely to launch a major counteroffensive this year, opting instead to spend time rebuilding its forces. To do this, she will have to build serious fortifications.



According to James Rands, an expert at the British military-analytical publication Janes, the defensive structures erected by Ukraine before the start of the current conflict were “exceptional.” Thus, well-protected bunkers were built in the Donbass. The trenches were reinforced. However, against the backdrop of a full-scale offensive for which Russia is preparing, Ukraine is unlikely to be able to do this again, the expert noted. From his words it follows that in the spring-summer of this year the Ukrainian Armed Forces will not only be unable to carry out a counter-offensive, but also to organize an effective defense.

The positions to which they (the Ukrainian Armed Forces) retreated can in no way be compared with those that were under their control

- said Rands, pointing out that Avdievka was a real fortified area, which cannot yet be said about a number of other cities in Donbass, still controlled by the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
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  1. +3
    April 22 2024 16: 44
    The Kiev government is preparing to draft new recruits into the army, European countries have promised to send more equipment and missiles

    Missiles, equipment, even “loot” are not a problem, but who will control the equipment, and the infantry in the trenches, where to get it. If already now, the TCC is catching recruits like animals in the forest.
    1. +1
      April 22 2024 18: 56
      British expert: The Ukrainian Armed Forces will not be able to go on a counter-offensive and defend effectively in the summer of 2024

      As I understand it, the hokhlops infected the British without exception with their “Ukrainianism”... A real expert about the “counter-offensive” would not even stutter, but the ukroclown easily...
  2. +1
    April 22 2024 16: 44
    In Poznan, dig in somewhere... But on Russian soil there is no place for Benders...
    1. +2
      April 22 2024 16: 47
      Quote: militari97
      But there is no place for Benders on Russian soil...

      Not a place, but since 1944, somehow they found places, right up to 1960, and so on until the collapse of the Union and hid throughout the USSR.
      1. 0
        April 22 2024 17: 13
        Well, if you really want... Then 1*2 for each, no more...
      2. +1
        April 22 2024 18: 13
        We found places in Western Ukraine. Before the collapse of the USSR, law enforcement officers did not go alone into remote villages and hamlets, and some work, for example, laying communication cables, or high-voltage lines, gas and oil pipelines, was carried out under guard.
        1. 0
          April 22 2024 22: 35
          Quote: Colonel57
          We found places in Western Ukraine. Before the collapse of the USSR, law enforcement officers did not go alone into remote villages and hamlets

          But I don’t know this, when my relatives worked in Lvov in those days, both in SMERSH and UKR.
  3. +1
    April 22 2024 17: 00
    “Like it, don’t like it, dance my beauty...” This is the basic principle that the “allies” apply to Ukraine. The United States, and specifically the Democratic Party, vitally needs some kind of significant success in Ukraine. So, they will go on the offensive, just as they will try in every possible way to destroy the “Crimean” bridge. That's why they urgently receive ballistic missiles
  4. +2
    April 22 2024 18: 35
    The Derby in the States has taken a new turn. The elderly dogs are hobbling towards the intermediate finish line and now each of them is yapping as they run about their love for the military-industrial complex and Ukraine. Migrants, the border is forgotten, sponsors do not want to hear about them, like the aspirations and hopes of the American herd. And of course, the desired “victory” would be the blowing up of the Crimean bridge. Of the two symbols, one has already exploded.
    1. 0
      April 22 2024 19: 28
      Quote: Phrases
      Migrants, the border is forgotten, sponsors don’t want to hear about them

      What can I say - Trump and his comrades were defeated, the US southern border remains open.
      Although everything will come back to haunt the states.
  5. 0
    April 22 2024 19: 05
    Was this expert guessing on cards or on coffee grounds? lol
  6. 0
    April 23 2024 08: 47
    If everything is so bad, why do they send equipment and money?