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Armed Forces of Ukraine create reserve companies to contain the onslaught of Russian troops in Avdiivka and Maryinka

The successful actions of the Russian army in the direction of Avdeevsky and during the assault on Maryinka forced the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to form the so-called reserve companies. These units are supplemented by mobilized Ukrainian residents and are thrown into battle with little or no training.

Thus, the Ukrainian military command is trying to make up for the losses that have recently reached catastrophic proportions. According to Western sources, the Ukrainian army loses about 2,000 people a day on the line of contact.

In order to somehow fill the personnel gaps in the forward units, the Ukrainian generals are forced to throw unprepared reservists into battle.

As experts explain, reserve company personnel come straight from military enlistment and registration offices. Then, for three days, not far from the advanced positions, under the guidance of instructors, a very accelerated training course is carried out with them, after which the mobilized are immediately sent into combat, to supply units in place of the dead, injured and missing.

At the same time, it is worth noting that the turnover of personnel is so rapid that the commanders of battalions and companies of the Armed Forces of Ukraine do not have time to take into account the fighters coming to them, and they know the number of their units approximately, more or less dozens of soldiers.

It is unlikely that such tactics will allow the Ukrainian army to contain the offensive of Russian troops. But the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, it seems, simply cannot offer anything else.

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