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Culmination of AFU’s offensive in Luhansk Region yet to come – ISW

Culmination of AFU’s offensive in Luhansk Region yet to come – ISW

Luhansk region, offensive, AFU, ISW, Culmination


The offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the northeast of the country is far from over and may continue with the liberation of territories in the Luhansk Region.

This follows from a statement by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

ISW reminds that after losing most of the occupied territories in the Kharkiv Region at the beginning of September, the Russians were unable to gain a foothold on the natural borders, the rivers of Oskil and Siverskyi Donets.

As a result, the Ukrainians cleared the eastern bank of Oskil, forced the Siverskyi Donets, and took Lyman and the territories around it - and there are no such obstacles in front of them.

"The landscape in the west of the Luhansk Region is suitable for lightning maneuver tactics, which Ukrainian forces effectively used in the eastern part of the Kharkiv Region in early September, and it is not clear from open sources that the Russian military has significantly strengthened the west of the Luhansk Region," ISW analysts write.

In addition, according to their assumption, the fact that the armed forces are simultaneously conducting an offensive in the south forces Russia to choose where to strengthen its defenses more and where less - and as a result, the probability of Ukrainian success increases there.

As the Ukrainian News agency earlier reported, earlier, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy informed Ukrainians that the AFU liberated three more settlements in the course of a counteroffensive in the Kherson Region.

Meanwhile, the successful offensive of Ukrainian troops in the Kherson Region presented Russia with a dilemma: run across the Dnipro River or stay and defend.


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