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Front stalemate can only be resolved by Ukraine's technological superiority. Military summary by Serhiy Zgurets

6 November, 2023 Monday
18:35

Ukrainian Armed Forces offensives continue not in the form of large-scale assaults, but rather in the active use of artillery and long-range weapons. This tactic is unlikely to change in the coming months

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Reinforcement of the Ukrainian artillery units

We realize that 80-90% of Russian losses on the battlefield are caused by our artillery. By the way, General Serhiy Baranov, the commander of the Rocket Forces, Artillery and Unmanned Systems, said that Ukraine has its own missiles with a range of up to 700 kilometers. He stated that we have prototypes and are currently testing them. This is very important news.

After all, the appearance of a missile system with a range of 700 km will be a great reinforcement to the ATACMS missiles we have already received.

On Friday, military also shared a video demonstrating the Swedish Archer howitzer. This is the most technologically advanced howitzer in the world. It was promised to us back in the summer. Now our defenders are using it. Archer is capable of hitting the enemy at a distance of up to 60 kilometers and is a unique weapon for counter-battery combat. So we can say that with the help of our foreign partners the artillery troops are being strengthened and domestic models of self-propelled artillery systems are being developed. In particular, our Bohdana.

Serhiy Baranov also added that Ukraine is developing its own ammunition production. According to him, Ukraine covers 20% of its needs. I think this is a very good and optimistic indicator.

Zaluzhnyi's statements in an interview with The Economist fully reflect the current situation

The interview of Commander-in-Chief Valerii Zaluzhnyi with The Economist had several components. The main point of this interview is that Ukraine and Russia have indeed reached a level where they have parity of capabilities, and the technological capacities of both make powerful breakthroughs and attacks impossible. 

Therefore, Valerii Zaluzhnyi identified several priorities that need to be changed and implemented in order to move from a positional war to a maneuver war and ensure the advance of the armed forces on the battlefield. First, he talked about air superiority, not so much aircraft as drone systems.

He emphasized the improvement of electronic warfare, the strengthening of counter-battery combat, and solutions that will allow us to move faster through mined fields. The fifth priority, but by no means the last, is to work with our reserves. In particular, to mobilize and train more quality personnel. These five factors seem to be known, but based on them, we must ensure a new symbiosis of capabilities that will help us to defeat the enemy in the new status of this war.

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