TxRover Posted November 6, 2022 Share Posted November 6, 2022 7 hours ago, ICTChris said: Thread of satellite images showing Russian defensive preparations on the east bank of the Dnieper river. Interesting tactic…doubt it’ll work. They seem to be committing a number of troops to static defensive positions, in a location with supply issues. I’d expect the Ukrainians to finish the drive to the Dnipro and then leave enough force to fix those static Russian forces and then move to cut the Russian land supply route to those forces. A push south from Velyko Novosilka or so would drive toward Mariupol and threaten Russian supply lines, without needing to cross any major rivers or marshes. It would require the Russians to commit their mobile (trained) reserves to blunt the attack and prevent them from planning and executing any counteroffensives. There is current a 60 mile wide Russian occupied corridor, that’s it. If the Ukrainians can gain even 30 miles, the primary land supply route to Russia’s western forces will be subject to continuous interdiction, and even now the SMART artillery shells could be used to hit convoys, but only at the risk of howitzers very close to the front lines. If they cut that supply line, all the dug in troops will be reliant upon supplies delivered via a damaged bridge and ferries. 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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