Skip to comments.Ukraine SitRep - No Southern Push Yet, Kiev Government Trouble, Tanks And Escalation
Posted on 01/24/2023 7:13:04 PM PST by elpadre
Last week, following two days of heavy fighting along the southern front in Ukraine, I concluded that the expected push from the south into the back of the Ukrainian forces at the Donetzk frontline, was finally happening.
Ukraine - Russian Army Activates Southern Front
I was wrong. I, and other analysts following the war, had been deceived by the sudden rush of news from that frontline. It said that Russian forces made progress in a large number of towns. But nearly as soon as I had published my peace that news died down. In the following days nothing happened but the usual exchange of artillery fire and minor local clashes.
I am not sure what happened. But the Ukrainian army also seemed to have believed that something big was coming as it had rushed an additional mechanized brigade to that line.
While the big one has not happened yet there are several probing attacks in the area with some successes around Vuhledar.
Dima of the Military Summary channel noted (vid) a Russian report which said that two Ukrainian officers had crossed the southern frontline and surrendered to Russian forces. He speculates that the whole fluff up in the news was created as a diversion to allow for a secure extraction of those officers. We have no evidence for that but it may well have happened that way.
It is interesting that this was followed by additional government turmoil in Kiev as another senior advisor of president Zelensky, the deputy head of his office Kyrylo Tymoshenko, resigned. Additionally several deputy ministers and oblast governors were fired:..
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I read “Moon of Alabama” every day I don’t agree with all material posted on it amazing how pro-COVID shot this site has been among other things.
But for whatever reason it provides an alternative perspective on the Ukraine matter and other foreign policy stuff.
Although I disagree with the author on several points he is on target with others. It is an interesting read and the posts cover the political waterfront.
Just read that the new AbramsX tank has a Cummins diesel in it.
So they will send the older Abrams over which have the turbine in it, which is a gas hog and requires a hell of a lot of work to keep it going.
anything with 1500 horsepower is a gas hog including the diesel Leopard 2 tanks and the English Challenger. the Abrams turbine actually has a longer range than the German leopard.
I would be concerned about anti-tank weapons operated by both foot-soldier and drone. Much of this war seems to be trench warfare making difficult targets.
If the US was fighting this war, they would first gain air superiority, then send in the A10’s to kill the tanks and artillery. That would be a game changer. But since the Ukraine doesnt have a chance in the air, its all about a ground war where they are vulnerable from inferior artillery numbers, drones and soon, manpower. I think Musk had the best solution for a peace settlement.
Then why are they replacing them with Cummins diesels?
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