Even if there will be half a million Russian troops along the 100 km front line, this is not such a high density that it would be a disaster for Ukraine, the expert assured.
Military expert Oleg Zhdanov reported that the presence of more than 300,000 Russian soldiers in Ukraine is a problem for the Armed Forces, but there is no need to be afraid of this.
The expert told about this in an interview TSN.ua.
It should be noted that the day before, the head of the GUR of the Ministry of Defense, Kyrylo Budanov, announced that today there are approx. 326 thousand Russian occupiers.
“This is a problem for us, but there is no need to be afraid that there are 300,000Zhdanov commented.
He explained that at the same time the density of enemy troops is not catastrophic for the Ukrainian Defense Forces.
“The simplest arithmetic. We have 1,000 kilometers of front – from the Kharkiv region to Kherson. And on 1,000 kilometers of the front, we have 300,000 Russian troops. And the width of the occupation zone they occupy is about 100 kilometers. I will tell you that the density is not even if 200-300 thousand are added today and there will be half a million in this territory, then it is not such a high density that it would be a disaster for us“, the military expert said.
In his opinion, the occupiers will choose Donetsk as their main direction of attack and will press only there, and in the rest of the directions they will try to switch to blind defense.
“This is how they will form some strike groups and try to break through our defenses. And maybe they will do the opposite – how they are acting now: in fact The Donetsk direction is the main direction of concentration of efforts, they are pressing there, they are constantly bringing reserves there and trying to attack in order to push our troops to the administrative borders of Donetsk and Luhansk regions,” Zhdanov said.
At the same time, he did not rule out that the enemy will try to identify the Zaporizhia direction as the second direction of concentration of efforts to stretch the Armed Forces.
“You see, Putin can sell the borders to society, but it will be very difficult to block the territory today. There is no victory, no goal achieved, as was announced at the beginning of the “operation”. Therefore, they will press in one direction, and in the rest they will try to switch to blind defense. Perhaps, in some direction like Zaporizhzhia, they can determine there a second direction of concentration of efforts to stretch our Armed Forces, our reserves. Well, I don’t think that they will be able to form a strike group somewhere in the Belgorod or Bryansk regions, and even more so, on the territory Republic of Belarus. This is unlikely and requires very long terms, which will be measured in one or two months,” the expert explained.
It will be recalled that Zhdanov also expressed his conviction that Russia will run out of resources for a repeat of such a major offensive as February 24, 2022. For this, the Russian Federation would need to recruit another 300,000 soldiers in addition to the same number already collected.