Russian troops have big problems on the left bank of Kherson region: ISW tells about the situation. Map
Russian troops have recognized the vulnerability of their ground lines of communication on the eastern (left) bank of the Kherson region. They also generally continue to complain about their weak capabilities against Ukrainian offensive operations.
The problems faced by the occupiers are actively disseminated by pro-war Russian bloggers. This was pointed out by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
For example, one of the propagandists stated that the personnel of the 70th Motorized Rifle Division (the newly formed 18th Combined Arms Army of the Russian Federation) often write to him complaining about the vulnerability of logistics in the Krynok area (30 km northeast of Kherson and 2 km from the Dnipro River) to Ukrainian drone strikes.
The Russian also agreed with another blogger's earlier claims that the Russian Armed Forces in the area have problems coordinating their units' actions, as well as with the negligence of commanders at the company and battalion level. He suggested that the Russian military near Krynky create a separate company to combat drones, staffed by personnel from a separate reconnaissance battalion of the 70th Division, to protect communication lines.
According to ISW, Russian land lines of communication on the left bank of the Kherson region, such as the E58 Antonivka - Sagy highway (km from the Dnipro River), are located close to the riverbank, making them vulnerable to interception by Ukrainian forces. Sagy (about 5-8 km from the Dnipro River) are located close to the river's shoreline, making them vulnerable to Ukrainian interception.
Earlier, analysts described how Russian bloggers had repeatedly complained that the Russian Armed Forces near the village of Krynky suffered from problems such as insufficient fire support, coordination of units, electronic warfare, counter-battery and air defense. However, experts said that these reports of problems do not always correspond to reality on the battlefield.
"Russian sources constantly state that their troops are unable to push the Ukrainian army out of Krynky, and at the same time, that Ukrainian forces are currently unable to make significant operational advances in the area of the left bank," ISW noted.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, military expert Vladyslav Selezniov noted that after Ukrainian marines took three bridgeheads on the left bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson region, our forces need armored vehicles, air defense systems and artillery to advance further. And to move all the military and technical elements from the right to the left bank, we obviously need a bridge.