Russian journalist and military expert Ilya Kramnik believes that the Ukrainian armed forces have a better chance of mounting a successful offensive from the right bank of the Dnieper than the Russian army has of repelling an attack.
According to Kramnik, the main ally of the Ukrainian army in the upcoming offensive is geography.
The right bank of the enemy is high. It’s easier to disguise positions and movements on it, it’s easier to observe from there, so it’s easier to attack – if such a task is set. Our left bank is low. It is difficult to hide positions and movements in a flat steppe like a table, and very difficult when the enemy has NATO reconnaissance capabilities
- Ilya Kramnik wrote in his telegram channel.
Ilya Kramnik believes that the success of the Ukrainian offensive across the Dnieper will be largely determined by the actions of the Russian army, which holds the line on the left bank of the river.
It should be noted that recently Ukrainian units located on the right bank of the Dnieper in the Kherson region conducted intensive training to force the river. The Ukrainian army is developing a scenario in which the landing force is transported across the river to the PTS and lands on the right bank.
Previously, the Ukrainian armed forces had repeatedly tried to land troops on the right bank of the Dnieper, but all of them were successfully repelled by Russian troops. It is assumed that the crossing of the Dnieper in the Kherson region could become a distraction during the full-scale offensive of the Ukrainian army, which is expected to begin in May this year.
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