The long-awaited Ukrainian southern counteroffensive started abruptly on June 8 the Ukrainian army attacked Russian positions south of Mala Tokmachka in Zaporizhzhia Oblast— and then ended up trapped in a thick minefield. The incident had prompted a new Ukrainian Army Counter Offense.
Ukrainian Army Counter Offense Tactic
The minefield incident last June 8 had resulted in abandoning more than twenty of Ukraine’s best vehicles with them, including Leopard 2A6 tanks produced in Germany and ex-American M-2 combat vehicles as reported in Forbes.
After suffering defeats, Ukrainian forces modified their strategy. The Ukrainians slowed down, got out of their vehicles, and concentrated their attacks primarily where they might flank the Russians instead of sending out massive formations of armored vehicles to make frontal assaults on Russian defenses.
Ukrainian Army Counter Offense Tactic: To Flank Russian Defense Army
In a report from Times, despite the minimal success of the counteroffensive thus far, the situation in Ukraine continues to be in Kiev’s favor. Early to mid-June saw Ukrainian troops make a small motorized assault on Russian fortifications in the south, but they were unable to breach the Russian lines.
Although it is much too early to assess the success of that endeavor, which is still in progress as of this writing, it is crucial to control expectations. Currently, Ukrainian soldiers are engaged in combat to breach the first line of meticulously planned Russian fortifications.