While fighting continues, the regime’s Kherson Region offensive was largely defeated by Russian military superiority at the cost of many thousands of killed and wounded Ukrainian troops.
According to Russian military expert/Doctor of Military Sciences, Konstantin Sivkov:
Russia’s Defense Ministry pursued steps to mind-manipulate Kiev regime military commanders and their US/Western handlers to believe that Russia’s defense is “weak” — when reality is worlds apart different from the strategic deception, adding:
“Our military knew that (a regime) offensive was being prepared…”
So Russian forces “are regrouping to destroy” the AFU in and around Kharkov (where) no fortified areas” exist.
Having drawn them from heavily fortified protected areas into open spaces, the task of eliminating “the most combat-ready Ukrainian units will be solved quite successfully.”
“This will take a few more days” to unfold.
In the last 72 hours, Russian forces eliminated over “2,000 Ukrainian and foreign fighters, as well as over 100 units of armored vehicles and artillery.”
“The AFU is “suffering large daily losses” all along front line areas.
At this time, Russia’s main task is to defeat advancing AFU units, “deprive them of (their) potential, (and) knock out equipment that is…located in open spaces.”
The AFU does “not have the strength and means to conduct (an) effective defense.”
On Saturday, Russia’s Defense Ministry said that its forces regrouped from areas in and around Balakleya and Izyum regions to liberate Donbass entirely from the scourge of Nazified occupation.
“(T)o prevent damage to Russian troops, a powerful fire defeat was inflicted on the enemy using aviation, missile troops and artillery,” Sivkov explained.
At the same time, “(t)he enemy was mislead about the location and actions of our troops.”
The strategy is working as planned, the regime to pay a big price for shifting from fortified positions to open spaces where it’s easy for Russian forces to eliminate them.
The latest from Kherson City is that things are “completely safe (and) stable, head of the region’s military/civilian administration, Kirill Stremousov, explained, adding:
“(E)verything is being done to guarantee that as few people as possible suffer” from Kiev’s aggression.
It came at the cost of heavy losses in manpower, weapons and equipment.
On Sunday, Russia’s Defense Ministry reported that that its forces hit 43 (regime) artillery units, forces and military equipment in 103 districts,” adding:
“Forces and military equipment of 14th and 92nd (UAF) mechanized brigades were targeted in Staroverovka, Chuguev, and Volosskaya Balakleya, as well as the 113th brigade in the village of Novaya Vodolaga, and foreign mercenaries in Klugino-Bashkirovka.”
“A radar station for detecting and tracking air targets was destroyed in the Nikolaev region.”
Weapons and munitions depots were destroyed in Donetsk and the Nikolaev Region.
“High-precision ground-based Iskander missiles (also struck regime) forces and military equipment of the (regime’s) 28th motorized infantry brigade in Donetsk.”
Separately over the weekend, Russian Aerospace Forces, missiles and artillery eliminated about 450 regime troops.
In the last 72 hours, Russian forces killed around 4,000 AFU troops, wounding about 8,000 others, many seriously in areas around Kharkov and Nikolaevo-Krivoy Rog, along with destroying large numbers of regime weapons, munitions and equipment.
When events play out on the ground this week in and around Kharkov, it should be clear that Russia’s strategy succeeded as planned.