Espreso. Global
Exclusive

Military expert names main reason for additional mobilization in Russia

29 August, 2023 Tuesday
19:44

Defense Express military expert Ivan Kyrychevskyi says that the main reason for the additional mobilization in Russia is the Russian army's heavy losses during the Ukrainian offensive in the south

He said this on Espreso TV. 

"The liberation of Robotyne means that the Ukrainian Armed Forces have passed an important point for further advancement. Obviously, we have not yet deployed all of our reserves for offensive actions. This conclusion can be drawn from open sources, because we have not yet seen British Challenger tanks and Polish Rosomak armored personnel carriers on the battlefield. And this is only part of the equipment. Meanwhile, on the Zaporizhzhia front, the Russians have started having problems with their free reserves," explained Kyrychevskyi.

The expert emphasized that the Russian army has serious problems with its reserves in the Zaporizhzhia sector.

"The Ukrainian Armed Forces, despite all the difficulties, can continue to advance in the Zaporizhzhia sector at the same pace. Even with more optimistic forecasts than a few weeks ago. The situation can develop in different scenarios. The Ukrainian army may attack the occupying Russian troops in Tokmak, or bypass it and continue to advance on Melitopol. But the Russians have already begun to have problems with the availability of manpower in this area. That's why the biggest question now is whether the Russians will conduct additional mobilization. Because they have been very uneconomical in their use of artillery and manpower, which puts them in a difficult strategic position in their defense operation in the south," he added.

Ukrainian army’s offensive in Zaporizhzhia region

On August 21, Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense reported that the Ukrainian Armed Forces were successful near Robotyne and south of Mala Tokmachka in the Zaporizhzhia region.

On August 22, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces stated that the Ukrainian military had succeeded in the direction of Robotyne, Zaporizhzhia region, and were consolidating the lines they had reached. At the same time, the Russian army is relocating its troops and using reserves.

Also on August 22, Ukrainian defenders of the 47th separate mechanized brigade entered the village of Robotyne, Zaporizhzhia region, and organized the evacuation of civilians. Ukrainian Armed Forces soldier Viktor Burlyk reported that the Ukrainian army had entered Robotyne, but that Russian units were still on the outskirts. 

On August 23, soldiers of the 47th Separate Mechanized Brigade raised a Ukrainian flag with Commander-in-chief Zaluzhnyi's signature in the village of Robotyne in the Melitopol direction.

Later, the Institute for the Study of War noted that the Ukrainian Defense Forces had made further tactically significant gains in the western part of Zaporizhzhia region, and were likely advancing through a complex array of Russian troops’ defensive positions.

On August 28, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry confirmed liberation of Robotyne in Zaporizhzhia region. Also, over the past week, the Defense Forces de-occupied 1 square kilometer in the Bakhmut sector.

Tags:
Read also:
  • News
2024, Sunday
3 March
21:44
Exclusive
Russia considers Georgia its region - Ukrainian National Guard Reserve Major Hetman on new threats
21:15
New Russian Special Forces intensify search for Ukrainian underground in occupied territories
20:45
Russian forces bomb Kurakhove, wounding 16 civilians
20:14
OPINION
How genocide continues
19:42
Russian forces deploy chemical munitions 9 times in Tavria area in 24 hours
19:14
Russian disinformation: Debunking claims about Ukrainian civil servants' pre-offensive "evacuation" from Kherson
18:47
Interview
Radio Liberty CEO Steve Сapus on freedom of speech in Ukraine and how journalism can survive in post-truth era
18:16
Ukraine to use artificial intelligence in demining efforts
17:43
Updated
Russian drone attack on Odesa kills 10, including three children
17:16
Russia suffers record daily losses in February: British intelligence on implications
16:43
Avdiivka front stabilizes amid local successes for Russia
16:14
Interview
Ukraine, Russia face critical moment on frontline — Colonel Grant
15:45
Government allocates UAH 1.3 billion for Zaporizhzhia direction fortifications
15:16
OPINION
There are quite enough Chamberlains and Deladiers today
14:46
Exclusive
Why Russia is doubling down on Avdiivka direction: Analysis by military expert Popovych
14:15
Exclusive
Map of fighting in Bakhmut sector
Defending Chasiv Yar: Ukrainian Armed Forces take measures to thwart Russian capture
13:45
Russia claims it repelled drone attack, downing 38 drones over Crimea
13:17
Russia risks losing aircraft to advance in Avdiivka – ISW report
12:47
Ukraine braces for new Kremlin disinformation campaign against Zelenskyy - Bloomberg
11:56
Interview
Chances that Biden administration will agree with Macron's statements are zero — Ambassador Bolton
11:26
Russia loses aircraft, 35 artillery systems, and 1,160 soldiers in one day – General Staff
10:56
Russian troops attack Myrnohrad with missiles at night, killing civilians
2024, Saturday
2 March
20:30
Aircraft carrier for drones to be built in Black Sea by Portugal’s request
20:11
Exclusive
Putin breaks golden rule of intelligence: expert on publication of Bundeswehr talks about Taurus strike on Crimea bridge
19:55
Exclusive
Crimea bridge is primary strategic target to be destroyed - British Colonel Grant
19:39
Ukraine shoots down another Russian Su-34 fighter jet
19:24
Ukrainian army targets 336 Russian soldiers and 258 UAVs in Tavria sector
19:06
Russia signals readiness to hand over bodies of POWs from IL-76: Ukrainian military intelligence responds
18:26
"Better give Ukraine weapons than send troops" - Polish Defense Minister
17:58
Exclusive
Kremlin played it safe with its main opponent - Feygin on Navalny's murder
17:30
Exclusive
Putin perceives West as very weak — British Colonel Grant
16:56
Bedbugs in Paris: Russian agents spread panic, link it to Ukrainian refugees
16:29
Exclusive
Russia sends battalion for assaults every day - Ukrainian military on fighting in Kreminna sector
16:00
Substation supplying three defense plants explodes in Yekaterinburg, Russia
15:47
Updated
Russian drones attack Kharkiv and Odesa, killing at least 5, including child
15:35
Russia announces test of Yars ballistic missile to scare West, force it to cut Ukraine aid - ISW
15:02
Exclusive
Operation on Tendra Spit, where Ukrainian spec ops soldiers died, had no strategic or tactical value - Major General Kryvonos
14:33
Review
Map of fighting in Bakhmut sector
NATO in Ukraine. Repulsing attacks in Zaporizhzhia region, situation in Avdiivka. Weekly military results 
13:55
Review
Ukraine’s demographic apocalypse: millions of refugees, war losses and how to address population challenges
13:23
"A lot depends on commander": Syrskyi explains why some AFU brigades fail to hold line
More news