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Ukraine’s flexible campaign to send the Russian machine to an end: drones, troop dispersal and light units

Moscow, in its press releases, claims raids to destroy the enemy’s western weapons. a mandatory choice, but also the way to respond to equally daily information about the flow of war aid. Washington has just approved a new $ 150 million package: contains 25 thousand 155 mm artillery for artillery (they sent a total of 209 thousand), radar to detect cannons and electronic warfare systems.

These supplies add to the non-mortals: for example, binoculars for $ 2 million, radio equipment for $ 64 million, but also K-rations and medical components. The former consists of freeze-dried foods: Americans have every taste – too much definition for about twenty blends – to have to take into account the multiethnic composition of their army. First aid kits are basic: immediate help for the injured person can save lives. The sense of ally assistance that try to cover everything from helmet to shotgun. France and Italy – another example – have donated dozens of trucks to firefighters.

The figures describe how the resistance organized itself. Massive supplies of bullets serve to respond to army fire, other means of performing agile action. Reports from local sources and observations from independent analysts repeat it the Ukrainians tried, when they could, to escape the opposite power. A flexible campaign was defined, so as not to give too many benefits to Putin’s war machine: the videos showed the giant Russian self-propelled guns capable of reaching targets almost 40 kilometers away. Expert Tom Cooper pointed out that accuracy to some degree matters because the impact of these bombs on the body, on the nerves and on the disturbing positions.

And then Zelensky’s soldiers maneuvered. The proliferation of the departments – already adopted in the first days of the invasion – served precisely to reduce the losses e. do not offer concentrations of forces to the aggressor. Then they repeated it to the southeast. They retaliate with their pieces, ambushing tanks, sending their armored units – the third and fourth tank brigades – to rapid counter-offensives and closing critical points, in Sloviansk and Kramatorsk. While the army consists of heavy columns, slow and difficult to move, the Ukrainians defend themselves with light units that strike and retreat to avoid the enemy’s reaction, very mobile and very fast: the hundreds of photos and videos of the destroyed tanks, of the blasted towers of the burned armored vehicles is proof of this. On the other hand, the attackers registered some success in the Izyum sector, where they have been holding on for some time with several battalions.

To the Russians waging a traditional war in Ukraine, the resistance responded with modern tactics similar to those described by a U.S. Navy officer during an exercise in March this year in Camp Lejoune, North Carolina. The artillery targeted the rear end and the reserves, leaving room for a small team with a primary role entrusted to non-commissioned officers. The combined use of reconnaissance minidrons, kamikaze (Switchblade), bomb-throwing quadrocopters, communication disruptions, light equipment, grenades made it possible to break through the enemy camp by clearing out the trenches, attack closed by eliminating a complete formation. The division chief had specified his men with Switchblades the priorities of destruction: light buses, cannon crews, command control center and finally groups of military personnel.

Now the Ukrainians have only part of this gift but from what appears, it can not be ruled out that they act along these lines and then hope to be able to tighten the ban by using appropriate spears. Among the charges arriving from the United States are Apkws II guided missiles, which can be fired from helicopters or small vehicles, while a laser device illuminates the target and makes the shot more accurate. That Kiev independent Remember the importance of portable anti-aircraft missiles, to act as an umbrella against Orion fighters and drones. The Ukrainians have inserted some Bohdana, 155 mm pieces on trucks produced locally in a few examples while they are under development.

Finally, the challengers use the juices. The Russians blew up three bridges in the Kharkiv sector to block the opponent’s efforts and deployed mobile pontoons to cross rivers. They destroy and build as needed. The resistance used similar methods – successfully – north of the capital. And the same goes for the houses in the villages: they turn them into rudimentary bunkers or are torn down to prevent them from becoming one. War does not give a discount.

7 May 2022 (amendment 7 May 2022 | 7.30 pm)

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