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  1. Rabindra

    Initially Russia was brimming with over confidence and had selected Kyiv as their Aim They didn’t carry out assessment of Ukrainian strength which was bolstered by modern infantry anti tank weapons enabled with night sights. The Russian Armour columns strung along roads were sitting ducks and Russians suffered heavy casualties.
    It was only then that Russians limited their BBC aim to capture the Donbas and Luhansk region only .
    Maintenance of Momentum , a key principle of warfare has broken down by this switch.

    Russia had aimed to deny Ukraine the use of Black Sea and access to Mediterranean Sea but armed with western supplied weapons, drones, missiles the Ukrainian have inflicted over 20% of Russian Black Sea fleet inoperative and the balance major portion has moved from Sevastopol in Crimea to Novorossiysky in Southern Russia.

    Ukraine is using the Western coastal waters of Black Sea bordering friendly neighbours to keep its approach to Mediterranean open and trading wheat through it.

    Ukraine is however very short on manpower and are now on the verge of lowering the age of conscription.


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