Powerful columns are no longer used: Skibitsky tells how occupants changed tactics of assaults at the front
The Russian occupation army has significantly changed the tactics of assault operations on the battlefield in Ukraine. Today, the enemy prefers assault teams of 10-12 people instead of huge columns of vehicles.
This is because a large concentration of equipment can be detected in a matter of minutes. Vadym Skibitskyi, a representative of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine, said this in an interview with Alina Frolova for the podcast "(Un)Safe Country".
According to him, Putin's terrorists use assault groups of 10-12 people to conduct combat operations. At the same time, the enemy is practically not using large convoys of equipment to fight.
"We see how much the tactics of warfare have changed. Now it is mainly the actions of assault units, assault groups of 10-12 people. We don't see such powerful columns, battalion columns, not to mention brigade columns, which are used in combat," said Skibitsky.
The DIU representative explained the change in tactics by the fact that the battlefield is dynamic and transparent in terms of intelligence. Now, a large concentration of equipment can be identified by UAVs in a matter of minutes and fire can be applied.
"The modern battlefield is so dynamic and transparent in terms of intelligence information: UAVs, spacecraft, and other intelligence means that allow us to fully control the situation on the battlefield. Any unit or grouping of troops that moves forward to perform any tasks can be detected and destroyed in a matter of minutes either by artillery fire or a missile strike," said the DIU representative.
Skibitsky also noted that the strategic objectives set by the aggressor country, Russia, at the beginning of the full-scale war have not been achieved. Therefore, one of the main tasks of the occupiers now is to hold the occupied Ukrainian territories.
As a reminder, the Russian terrorist army continues to attempt to storm Ukrainian positions on the left bank of the Kherson region. On January 10 alone, Ukrainian defenders repelled more than ten enemy assaults.
Earlier it was reported that the number of Russian occupants on the Tauride direction at the front in Ukraine is increasing, and they refuse to go on the offensive. Recently, about 40 servicemen of the aggressor country left the trenches and tried to flee with weapons towards the occupied Crimea.