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About Avdiivka, but not only about Avdiivka

19 February, 2024 Monday
17:30

The most effective strategy for the Ukrainian Armed Forces is to inflict significant damage on the enemy

It's evident that Russia will only cease its military pressure on Ukraine under two circumstances: 

  • if Putin passes away, prompting a potential shift in the Kremlin's political stance,
  • or if the Russian army exhausts its combat-ready units. 

In this challenging scenario, the priority for our Armed Forces is to maximize harm to the adversary, even acknowledging the unfortunate loss of our own fighters. Today, there are no alternative options.

Consequently, the ongoing battle, whether in Avdiivka or its western vicinity, is inevitable. It is strategic to engage the enemy where they do not care for losses and where we can inflict the most damage on their forces while minimizing our own casualties.

This is crucial information for those not on the ground.

The rest is entrusted to the leadership of the Armed Forces.

This perspective extends to the situation in Bakhmut, cutting through debates about its necessity. 

Speculations on whether it was required or not lack substance, mirroring Zelenskyy's remarks in April 2021 at Shumy: "Now I can't understand why we had to fight for this empty field."

Let's keep calm and place our trust in the capabilities of the Armed Forces.

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About the author. Oleksiy Panych, philosopher, member of the Ukrainian Center of the International PEN Club, blogger.

The editors do not always share the opinions expressed by the blog authors.

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