US Experts: Russia is preparing to break through Ukrainian defenses

The Russian military continues to form new offensive units aimed at breaking through Ukraine’s fortified defenses, the Institute of War Studies (ISW) reports.

American experts draw attention to the publication of the Russian government newspaper “Izvestya”, which, citing sources in the Russian Armed Forces, reported that reconnaissance and assault brigades are being created as part of the combined armies and newly created military corps, for which active The recruitment of staff is already in full swing.

According to these reports, the new units will include attack aircraft designed to penetrate multi-layer defenses, as well as scouts whose task will be to conduct reconnaissance at the tactical level. In addition, each Russian brigade must receive tanks, lightly armored vehicles, artillery and drones.

As “Izvestia” notes, the new brigades are intended to defeat previously prepared Ukrainian defensive positions, especially in the Donbas region, where Ukrainian forces have expanded and equipped fortifications since the first Russian invasion in 2014.

War in Ukraine. Russia creates attack units

“Previously, the Russian army had already tried to take into account the experiences of Ukraine by creating similar assault units intended for operations in urban and fortified areas, in the form of the Assault Z companies, which operated mainly on the front lines of Donetsk-Avdiivka and in Luhansk and Kherson Oblasts,” ISW writes, adding that these units were largely unsuccessful.

Analyzing Russia’s ongoing military reforms, including the creation of new combined arms units at the army and corps levels, US analysts point out that given the number of problems currently facing the Russian military, it is not clear how the command in will be able to recruit, train and complete these new units.

Russia’s large-scale war with Ukraine has been going on since February 24, 2022 and has become the largest armed conflict in Europe since 1945.

Source: Do Rzeczy