Shifting tactics in warfare: challenge for public understanding
Oleksandr Kovalenko, a military-political analyst with the Information Resistance group, highlighted that the first half of 2024 won't showcase remarkable territorial gains or the triumph associated with victory in our society
He shared this perspective during an interview with Espreso.
"We are entering a new phase of hostilities, puzzling to many. In the next six months, we won't be breaking records for reclaiming territories or showcasing what our society associates with victory. When we talk about victory, we usually mean the liberation of territories, like everything is going according to plan — counterattacks and territorial liberation — all seem like we’re winning. But that's not entirely the case," he stated.
According to him, most civilians, who may not fully comprehend this, will confront this reality in the first half of 2024. At that point, our success won't be measured by territorial gains.
"Our success will be gauged by less understood factors. For instance, how effectively we diminish the number of occupying forces, our ability to control specific areas with minimal resources, and our capacity to engage in attrition warfare. We discussed attrition warfare back in early 2022, and it will be prominently witnessed in 2024. However, it will be subject to manipulation and frequent dissemination through various conspiracy theories," summarized Oleksandr Kovalenko.
- On December 23, there were 57 combat clashes on the front, with the Armed Forces of Ukraine successfully defending the left bank of the Dnipro River. They plan to maintain their occupied positions and continue causing damage to the enemy through firepower.
- In the morning update on December 25, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that, during the day, the Armed Forces destroyed 2 aircraft, 33 artillery systems, and 760 invading Russian soldiers.