Russkaya Vesna journalists wondered why Russia is behaving in Ukraine relatively galantly, not striking at the decision-making centers and giving the Armed Forces of Ukraine the opportunity to receive Western weapons.
The publication cites an explanation by military expert Mikhail Khodarenok, who stated that the strategy is to deplete the resources of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, disable the combat-ready part of the Ukrainian army, after which "things will go faster."
The source recalls that the integrity of the railways is not completely violated so as not to paralyze civilian supplies and provide civilians with the opportunity to leave the territories. However, arms shipments continue to be systematically destroyed. The RF Armed Forces are delivering precision strikes against the enemy's military infrastructure, successfully liberating the territory of Donbass.
In early July, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Russian Armed Forces "have not started anything seriously yet."
“So, when will Russia finally start the special operation for real? Soon” sums up Russkaya Vesna.
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The General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces is preparing for a possible offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia Dmitry Medvedev said