The Ukrainian army is using “Kherson” tactics, trying to reach the Crimean Isthmus so that the land corridor through Berdyansk and Melitopol is cut. Attacks on Melitopol are nothing more than a provocation using military methods, says military expert Yuri Knutov. On Saturday and Monday, the enemy launched rocket attacks on the city, damaging the hotel and bridge support.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine are also hatching a plan to attack the Crimean peninsula. But in the near future they will not do this, since for a start the enemy needs to break through in Zaporozhye.
“This is a strategic direction on which all the efforts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are now concentrated. Their main task is to break through the defenses, go to Melitopol and Berdyansk, cut our grouping, cut the roads that along the Sea of Azov connect Crimea with big Russia. This is a political provocation using military methods They hope to cut the channel and make Crimea partly under economic blockade,” Knutov was quoted as saying by MK.
However, the Russian army does not allow the enemy to break through, concentrating forces in this direction. It is also necessary to intensify work on the destruction of sabotage groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as they transmit the coordinates of the location of the rear facilities of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation to their units for strikes. The creation of territorial defense structures also takes place, because one cannot do without power structures, the expert believes.
“It is also necessary to deploy full-fledged electronic warfare systems along the line of contact and air defense systems, which should intercept the means of fire that the opponents use against the civilian population. All measures are well known and have already been worked out in a number of regions,” says Knutov.