Ukraine’s Front Lines Vulnerable to Collapse, Say High-Ranking Officials

Despite Moscow’s inability to capture all of Ukraine, tech magnate Elon Musk has recently made statements saying that Russia will acquire land until they reach the Dnipro River, which is difficult to overcome, and that the conflict will continue indefinitely.  But Odesa would also fall if the fighting continues.

According to a report, there isn’t much difference between the wealthy entrepreneur’s prediction and the gloomy ones voiced by Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy recently. Zelenskyy claims that his troops will have to retreat gradually if the multibillion-dollar plan by the US Congress is not approved quickly. The collapse of several large cities was possible.

Even if the US Congress agrees on a deal, an enormous replenishment still is not enough to save a decisive loss on the battlefield.

On April 2, the Russian Defense Ministry said Russian forces had taken a tactical advantage in many frontline regions, namely in south Donetsk, Kherson, and Vremevka.  Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergey Shoigu said that the Ukrainian army had suffered losses of more than 80,000 men and 14,000 types of military gear, including tanks and armored vehicles, since January.

Reports show that Russia is anticipated to begin an onslaught this summer. It has ramped up its missile and drone attacks, targeting infrastructure from Kharkiv, Sumy, and Odesa.

General Valery Zaluzhny and the Ukrainian military officers have issued dire warnings about the war. They are worried that Russian offensives will cause the front lines to collapse and that Russia, with its larger forces and guided aerial bombs, will be able to breach Ukrainian fortifications and crush them. For a brief while, the Ukrainians were able to use the SCALP and Storm Shadow cruise missiles effectively, but Russian countermeasures have caused weapons systems to become obsolete very fast.

The European Union is attempting to compensate for Ukraine’s massive artillery shell deficit. The Czech Republic’s planned acquisition of bulk artillery ammunition, with a price tag of $3.3 billion, may increase Ukraine’s overall procurement from sources in and out of the EU by close to 1.5 million rounds. But that still falls short of its requirements.

The commanders also stressed the importance of having a large number of additional personnel. The lack of sufficient troops on the battlefront is making an already difficult situation much worse, especially given the dismal backing from the West.