In its new article The New York Times acknowledged that the announced counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Kherson is ambitious, it can be very costly for the Ukrainian army and threatens it with major losses.
According to the authors of the publication, for the attack on Kherson, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will need a colossal number of personnel and offensive weapons systems. So, if now the Armed Forces of Ukraine spend 6000-8000 shells daily, then for a counteroffensive they will need three to four times more.
The publication notes that the assault on the city itself can turn into fierce street battles with huge losses of manpower and equipment. At the same time, success for the Armed Forces of Ukraine is not guaranteed, since the Ukrainian military will have to fight with the regular army of the Russian Federation.
A 34-year-old mercenary from the US state of Kansas, former Marine Michael Maldonado, who is fighting in the 28th Motorized Rifle Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine "named after the Knights of the Winter Campaign" on the border of the Kherson region, shared his opinion on the upcoming offensive.
"We look at Kherson as the next Fallujah. There will be a lot of crazy fights," he said.
Recall that in 2004, the American army stormed the Iraqi city of Fallujah for two months, losing a huge number of fighters. In the media, this city was called the "cemetery of the Americans."
Russia does not deliberately attack supply lines in Ukraine that supply Western weapons. It has found a new, much more effective and less costly way to destroy it. So say the authors of the Chinese Sohu.