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Russia is getting desperate, may launch surprise attack soon – Colonel Grant

2 June, 2024 Sunday
11:25

In an interview with Espreso TV's Anton Borkovskyi, Glen Grant, retired British colonel and military expert, noted that Russia might launch an unexpected attack, attempting to catch Ukraine by surprise

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He shared his opinions with Espreso TV.

"Something is evident: as the war progresses, Russia is becoming increasingly desperate in its attempts to achieve its objectives. There are more frequent attacks, more old vehicles being brought to the front lines, and even innovative tactics such as using buggies and motorbikes for attacks. So, the pressure is on the Russian front line and the officers to deliver results. They will try to do so, but I don't think it will involve nuclear weapons. It's more likely to be a surprise attack, catching us off guard," he remarked.

In his opinion, even though the front line is inching forward bit by bit, Russia is losing in the larger scheme of things. It's losing in the Navy and in the Army because it keeps losing people. With losing personnel consistently, eventually a point comes when there is no quality individuals to train and lead.

"Russia is losing people at a rate of 7 to 1, 10 to 1 against Ukraine. They can sustain this for a while, but the quality of their forces will inevitably decline over time if they want to maintain the front line. The significant event that hasn't occurred yet is a mass mutiny somewhere on the front line, where numerous soldiers turn around and go back," the military expert noted.

According to him, this has happened in Russia before, in 1917, and it may happen again.

"So, returning to my initial point, something is bound to happen. But please don't ask me to predict what it is because it's beyond my imagination at the moment. What's important for Ukraine is to be prepared for anything, which means conducting thorough scenario analysis to anticipate potential threats and devising strategies to mitigate them. We mustn't wait for things to happen and then try to fix them. We need to be proactive, identify potential challenges, and find ways to address them effectively," concluded Glen Grant.

  • On May 31, the Institute for the Study of War reported that Russia is bolstering its forces in the Kharkiv region, suggesting a possible second phase of their offensive.
  • On June 1, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces announced that Russian forces are attacking in seven directions. Since the start of the day, 20 combat clashes have occurred. Ukrainian defense forces are holding their positions and inflicting significant losses on Rusisan forces.
  • Russia has developed ground-based kamikaze robots named "Depesha" and "Buggy," which are reportedly undergoing tests, including at the front in Ukraine.
     
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