Сoncept of 'trench warfare' doesn't exist for Ukraine's Armed Forces
Colonel-General Mykola Balan says the Ukrainian army's combat regulations don't provide for the term 'trench warfare', and forecasts of the hostilities duration aren't the military's exclusive competence
The Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Ukraine's Armed Forces said this in a comment to Espreso.
"There is no such term as 'trench warfare' in the rules of engagement. Therefore, making predictions about how long it can last is, unfortunately, not only a military issue, but also a civilian issue, a government issue, a topic for various organizations that are negotiating, and even our partners. But for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, there is no such thing as trench warfare," said Mykola Balan.
He added that the tactics of the Armed Forces on the battlefield have not changed.
"No, the tactics have not changed. We have our own plan, we have decisions, we have certain plans approved by the Commander-in-Chief and the Supreme Commander-in-Chief and we act according to them," said Colonel General Balan.
He noted that "no one is going to sit in the trenches".
"No one is going to sit in the trenches, although trenches need to be equipped, like all other engineering structures," said Colonel General Balan.
Mykola Balan refused to comment on the operation of the new weapons, saying that "after the war, everything will be commented on."
- Earlier, in an article for The Economist, Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief Valerii Zaluzhnyi said that Russia's war against Ukraine could turn into a dangerous "positional" form, favorable to the Russian troops.