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Russian offensive capabilities limited on left bank of Dnipro: Reasons revealed

Russian offensive capabilities limited on left bank of Dnipro: Reasons revealed Russian military (Photo: Getty Images)

The offensive capabilities of Russian troops on the left bank of the Kherson region are limited. The reason is the weak training and coordination of the invaders, stated in the material by RBC-Ukraine "Battle of Avdiivka and possible threats to Ukrainian Armed Forces - frontline overview."

On the left bank of the Kherson region, the occupiers are increasing pressure on Ukrainian forces. The enemy has reduced the activity of tactical aviation, compensating for this by using various drones to drop explosives.

Russian forces are trying to adjust tactics to push the Ukrainian Armed Forces out of the left bank, leading to up to ten attacks per day. However, they increasingly refrain from participating in assaults, as the command prohibits the use of armored vehicles.

Equally telling are the conclusions of British intelligence. They emphasize that the Russian Dnepr group cannot displace Ukrainian defenders despite a significant numerical advantage. It is quite probable that its offensive capabilities are limited due to weak training and coordination.

Military expert, Major of the Reserve of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Oleksii Hetman agrees and notes that the least disciplined enemy group is on the left bank, where the command changed to General Mykhail Teplynsky.

"Even the Russian National Guard and FSB came there to restore order due to massive looting, drunkenness, and so on. In that group, some people fled from the right bank and Kherson last year. They remember how it all happened, which does not add confidence and combat spirit," he said.

According to military expert Vladyslav Seleznov, as for discipline, the enemy is in no hurry to die, understanding that our FPV drone operators and artillerymen from the right bank increasingly destroy assault groups every time.

"On the other hand, we cannot move forward and expand the bridgehead. The issue of crossing the Dnipro River is unresolved and unlikely to be resolved soon. We need pontoon-bridge crossings and a stable logistics system to meet the needs of the fighters. This also includes air defense systems, artillery, and armored vehicles. Currently, we don't have such capabilities," the expert noted.

The situation on the left bank of the Kherson region

Last fall, it became known that Ukrainian soldiers were consolidating on the left bank of the Kherson region, particularly on the bridgehead near the settlement of Krynka.

The General Staff explained that the Armed Forces wanted to displace Russian occupiers from the right bank of the Dnipro. This would reduce the shelling of civilians. Defense spokesperson for the south, Natalia Humeniuk, emphasized that work on the left bank continues.

Meanwhile, the occupiers continue to shell Kherson and other liberated settlements actively.