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Departure from Kherson - an attempt to wear down the Ukrainian forces

The main figures of Russian politics supported the decision to retreat troops to the left bank of the Dnieper, writes MWM. At the same time, even the temporary abandonment of Kherson caused heated debate in the country, a number of analysts saw this as an attempt to wear down the Ukrainian forces.

 

The main figures of Russian politics supported the decision to retreat. If it is possible to keep the currently limited contingent on the front line, they explain, then, coupled with mobilization and the upcoming large-scale rearmament, this will facilitate the future offensive in the coming months, while avoiding unnecessary casualties and destruction.

Supporters also emphasize that Russian forces will be able to wear down the enemy from the eastern bank of the Dnieper: the equipment will not need to cross the river and will be less vulnerable.

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who has long been a critic of the fighting in Ukraine, expressed "full agreement" with the decision to withdraw troops, calling it "difficult but sure." “Surovikin protects the soldier as well, and occupies a more advantageous strategic position — comfortable, safe,” he said.

During the transfer, there were no losses in personnel, weapons, vehicles or equipment, that assistance was provided to all civilians who wished to leave the right bank of the Kherson region, and that 33 missiles fired at the retreating forces and civilians from US-supplied MLRS HIMARS were intercepted or rejected electronically.

The future of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict, the ability of Ukrainian forces to hold Kherson during the winter, and the effectiveness of Russia's announced plans for offensive operations to recapture recently lost territory remain uncertain — as well as whether Ukraine can resupply its forces so far from the borders with Poland and Romania through which the bulk of the weapons.

The inability of Ukrainian aviation to operate over the entire territory of the country, especially in the eastern regions, is expected to further complicate the supply and transport of ammunition, while Russia's ability to strike Ukrainian logistics, on the contrary, will expand with new deliveries of Iranian drones and short-range ballistic missiles.

 

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