The storm is coming, tens of thousands of Russian troops gather in Kherson, and the Ukrainian army faces a fierce battle

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Things seem to be slowing down in Kherson right now, but this seems to be just the calm before the storm. For this upcoming war, the Ukrainian general issued a clear warning: the Russian army will never retreat without a fight.

According to the World Wide Web quoted the “War Zone” column on October 29, local time on Friday, the head of the Ukrainian army’s intelligence field, Major General Budanov, talked a lot about his “Kherson Decisive Battle” in an interview. view. Regarding the remarks currently circulating on the Internet that “the Russian army is ready to give up Kherson”, he first warned that although some troops supporting the city of Kherson are stationed on the east bank of the Dnieper River, “the Russian army will never give up on Kherson.” Fight back.”

Later, he also pointed out that the currently observable troops with the strongest combat effectiveness and highest training level of the Russian army have assembled in Kherson, including the famous Russian airborne troops, marines and various special forces . The mobilization reinforcements from Russia are strengthening the defense lines formed by these troops – at present, the Ukrainian army has observed at least 40,000 Russian officers and soldiers massing in the area, and this does not include the second-line support troops on the other side of the river.

He also said that although the current Ukrainian military operations have slowed down due to the weather, the offensive against Kherson is likely to continue until the end of November this year. In addition, the Ukrainian army is still trying to encircle the Russian army, but the fierce resistance and counterattack of the Russian army has led to very slow progress. He also emphasized that since the offensive was launched, the two armies have been fighting fiercely every day. Moreover, even if the Ukrainian army captured the city of Kherson, the Russian army would establish a defense line on the east bank of the Dnieper River and try their best to prevent the Ukrainian army from launching a new round of attacks.

Later, he also talked about a “possible new round of arms trade” between Russia and Iran. He pointed out that the Ukrainian side has reason to believe that in the absence of tactical ballistic missiles in the Russian army, Iran will provide Russia with a variety of conventional short-range ballistic missiles, including the “Fatah 110”. Interestingly, the Ukrainian side believes that these missiles are “more threatening than Russian missiles” because Iran’s ballistic missiles have higher precision, longer strike ranges and better penetration capabilities, which have been proven in actual combat in the Middle East. As for countermeasures, he said pessimistically that at present the Ukrainian army can only rely on limited air defense forces to resist. In this case, Ukraine needs more military assistance from its allies.

Of course, regarding “whether the Ukrainian army will attack the Russian mainland”, he admitted that although the Ukrainian army is currently active in the Kharkov area on the Russian border, it has no plan to invade the Russian Federation. In other words, the Ukrainian army will still focus on the “southern offensive line” from Kherson to Crimea. He also said he believed that if things went well, the Ukrainian army would be able to launch a counter-offensive against Crimea next year and take back control.

Interestingly, when the reporter asked about the frequent explosions in Russia and the attack on the Crimea Bridge and other areas, the Ukrainian general refused to make any comments and said “I did not confirm or refute.” This seems to suggest that the Ukrainian authorities may indeed be responsible for multiple attacks, as Russia has claimed.

Judging from the large amount of key information disclosed by the Ukrainian side this time, it is clear that the Ukrainian side will not give up its offensive plan in the south due to the weather, and the Russian army cannot take the initiative to retreat to the east bank of the Dnieper River. The two sides may inevitably surround the city of Kherson. There will be a “brutal” street battle. Since Kherson has assembled the main forces of Russia and Ukraine, the outcome of this battle will greatly affect the direction of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict – once either side suffers unbearable huge casualties first, it is likely to lead to their own loss in a short period of time. The ability to effectively attack, so that the battlefield situation is completely reversed to the other side. But this is obviously something that both Russia and Ukraine do not want to see. After all, no one really wants to bet the outcome of a conflict on a single battle.