Attempts by the armed forces of Ukraine to counterattack led to significant losses in military equipment, according to a study by the Royal Joint Defense Research Institute (RUSI).
“Ukraine is suffering from high equipment loss rates… Fast-break attempts have led to unacceptable rates of equipment loss,” the study says.
It is noted that Russian troops use various methods to fight the enemy, in particular, increasing the density of minefields and using various means and tactics of electronic warfare, which is reflected in the course of the counteroffensive, which began on June 4 and continues to this day.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on July 3 that Ukrainian troops had not reached their targets in any of the directions. In early August, it was reported that the Ukrainian military command had to change the tactics of its counteroffensive.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, following talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, called Ukraine’s counteroffensive a failure.
The special operation to protect Donbass, the beginning of which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24 last year, continues. The decision was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by the Ukrainian military.