Journalists say Zaluzhny hopes to eventually have three new army corps at his disposal, each with six brigades and more than 20,000 men.
Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny was able to avoid the trap he could fall into during the Battle of Bakhmut. Instead of throwing all his reserves into the defense of the city, he sent troops abroad for training. The Economist writes about it.
According to journalists, the Ukrainian army continues to transform. So, although most of the weapons and equipment are still Soviet-made, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are getting more and more Western models.
The publication writes that Zaluzhny hopes that over time he will have at his disposal three new army corps, each of which will consist of six brigades and number more than 20,000 people.
It is reported that now a large number of Ukrainian soldiers are being trained at the Grafenwehr training ground in Germany. There they are taught by instructors from the 7th US Army.
“During last year’s counter-offensives, the Ukrainian army mainly attacked with company-sized formations. Training at Grafenwöhr is designed to consolidate Ukrainian forces into larger battalions and brigades,” the journalists noted.
The publication writes that the Russian army is in a deplorable state. Even if she succeeds in capturing Bakhmut, the command of the RF Armed Forces will decide to go deeper into the Donetsk region. Then the occupiers will have to deplete their meager reserves even more. According to journalists, in the battle for Bakhmut, Russia lost much more forces than Ukraine, but it could not advance much.
US intelligence has warned that Russia could go further west in a war against Ukraine. The potential for a direct military clash between the Russian Federation and the West exists. Moscow will pose a formidable challenge to Washington in key areas over the next 10 years, intelligence officials say.
NYT journalists also said that the Pentagon is preventing the transfer of US evidence about Russia’s crimes to The Hague. Experts report that the data relate to the abduction of thousands of Ukrainian children by the invaders and the deliberate destruction of civilian infrastructure. However, US President Joe Biden has not yet decided what to do.
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