Armed forces of Ukraine can “grind” the Russian group in the Kherson region until the end of hostilities, even without full-fledged assaults. The real counteroffensive will be elsewhere. There are six sectors of the front where it can be organized. According to Economic News, reserve colonel, military expert and former pilot of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Roman Svitan spoke about this. UNIAN quotes his words.
“Further there will be interesting actions, already elements of a network-centric war. The direction of the main blow, the real one, is not Kherson. This whole right-bank grouping, it can be left as a cherry on the cake. It can be “watered” from all sides throughout the war until the victory of Ukraine…,” Svitan said.
If Russia decides to transfer additional forces to the south through pedestrian crossings that are still in operation, then they they will also destroy, the military assures.
Svitan told where the Armed Forces of Ukraine can strike the main blow. “As far as I understand, there are at least 5-6 directions where the offensive can be really developed. This is Kharkov, if you start from the north. Pushing the front from Kharkov by 40 kilometers, at least to the border of Russia. Also, from under Stary Saltov, the issue of reaching Kupyansk and cutting off the Izyum group has not yet been resolved. The third is simply an offensive from the west to Izyum. It is unlikely that there will be any kind of offensive by our troops in the Bakhmut area, there is no point yet. But, let's say, to the south, an offensive against Donetsk is very real, because it will not be difficult to enter Donetsk even with the groups that we have now, even without “armor,” Svitan believes.
According to the expert, there are two more potential directions for counterattacks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine – Volnovakha and Orekhovo with Gulyaipol, in the areas of these settlements there are good bridgeheads.
Currently, sabotage and reconnaissance groups are operating in Kherson, which are engaged in the elimination of collaborators and occupiers, said Roman Svitan.
< p>The military emphasized that the front line is not far from Kherson, therefore any DRG can enter and work out almost any target.
When asked when Kherson itself can be liberated by the Armed Forces, the colonel replied: “Based on the actions that occur recently, based on the amount of ammunition assistance from NATO partners, we can say that the front can approach Kherson within a few many weeks.