Setanta wrote: ↑Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:38 pm
There's footage of Russian infantry units of 6 to 8 men repeatedly probing into Ukraine areas looking for Ukraine positions and getting wiped out....happening over and over,until Russia can pinpoint the Ukrainian positions and then wipe them out
It was (and is) the only viable way,to overcome impass that developed (outside of using chemical weapons).......the fact them two come to a military stalemate and no serious effort was made to negotiate,says to me,there's feck all leadership between either of em and they are simply willing to see their troops slaughtered
These are reconnaissance groups you describe. Both sides use these small groupings for discovery of targets etc. It's a dangerous job and no doubt Russian forces have dead and wounded because of these operations the same as the Ukrainans have. But the conduct of the Russians in having no problem retreating to save men, when they feel the position will be overwhelmed or the defense is not deep enough, as in the situation in Karkov and Kherson, is the key difference between Ukraine and Russia in the treatment of soldiers and equipment as i see it. The Ukrainians will become entrenched in positions that are undefendable, even to the point where we've seen in Soladar that they continue to send men in when the only result is that these soldiers will inevitably be killed like all before them. This is what's going on in Bakhmut at the moment.
As regard to the war being static, it may look static but it is not and never has been. There has been either positional or attritional battles between both sides along the whole battle front, with the loses of huge amounts of soldiers. Just that now we see, on the one hand Russia has built up massive numbers of men and equipment and is now slowly but methodically, grinding down and slowly moving forward and on the other side Ukraine launching counter offensives or on the back foot that are being pushed back and urgently needing weapons supplies. They are out matched now in equipment, sustainment and man power.
Anyway I'm fagged our here with all of this and up in the morning again at an ungodly hour. I'll leave the rest to Colonel MacGregor to explain, this time been interviewed by a guy from Norway called Glenn Diesen, who is a great geopolitical analyst and for a change asks him the right questions. To me this man is the most level headed and sensible commentator on this war and has the military experience to tease out what's currently going on in Ukraine and gets past drivel we are being fed on this on a daily basis.
I was thinking today, for all you offended by what I post on this subject I will happily sit here in 6 months time and happily face the p1ss taking and humiliation if im not booted out of the place.. This is my opinion from following all this closely on a daily basis, and by being suspicious as to what I read. I'm been honest in what way I think what's going on in this war. Gubunor would probably do me a favour if he could fecking ban me from this thread entirely. Anyway have to go.