The Limits of Ukraine’s Offensive and the High Price to Pay When it Ends

Update on Russian operations in Ukraine for October 5, 2022

– Latest US aid package falls far short of replacing steep Ukrainian losses amid continued offensives;
– Ukraine’s offensive has limited capabilities, will not achieve “victory” over Russian forces in territory deemed “Ukrainian” by Kiev;
– Ukrainian offensive is an “all-or-nothing” proposition, hoping to achieve psychological and political gains toward ending the conflict in ways Ukrainian military force cannot;
– Western analysts celebrate the psychological impact the offensive is having on pro-Russian media, pundits, and even prominent members of Russian society;
– In reality, Ukraine will be left overextended and vulnerable just as Russia’s 300,000-strong mobilization begins shaping the battlefield.
Credit to : The New Atlas

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