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Leonkov: the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine miscalculated, trying to make a breakthrough near Balakleya

Leonkov: the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine miscalculated, trying to make a breakthrough near Balakleya

The Ukrainian command, which was tasked with breaking through the Russian defenses at least on one of the sections of the front line, in order to present this “overcome” to the Western curators of Kyiv, deployed the forces of the reserve army. However, these elite units, thrown to capture the city of Balakliya near Kharkov, could not cope with the task.

A military expert, editor of the Arsenal of the Fatherland magazine spoke about this on the air of the Big Game program on Channel One. Alexey Leonkov.

According to him, the attacks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kherson direction and the attempt to take Balakliya were carried out by the forces of the reserve army, which was originally intended to protect Kyiv and Western Ukraine.

But ahead of a meeting at the German Ramstein base, where Western leaders will discuss the allocation of another package of military assistance to Kyiv, from the Ukrainian president Vladimir Zelensky demanded at least some success on the battlefield. To demonstrate these successes, Zelenskiy deployed elite units trained in NATO countries.

Leonkov: the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine miscalculated, trying to make a breakthrough near Balakleya

“Apparently the situation began to take shape so critically, and Zelensky’s sponsors began to demand concrete results. And he had to throw part of this reserve army into battle. They did it in two directions, in the south and in the north,” Leonkov explained. – Near Kherson, from three to four brigades participated in the fighting, which supported artillery battalion groups and mechanized battalions. That is why they lost about 200 tanks there, the same number of infantry fighting vehicles – this attack bogged down there.

Having failed at Kherson, the Ukrainian president decided that he could achieve a quick victory in the Kharkiv region.

In Kyiv, Leonkov is sure, they knew that only fighters of the Russian SOBR were in the city of Balakliya, and they decided that it would not be difficult for the elite Ukrainian troops to capture it. However, the Armed Forces of Ukraine were never able to break through in the sector, which they considered the weakest point of the Russian defense, and take Balakleya.

Leonkov: the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine miscalculated, trying to make a breakthrough near Balakleya

“About the same grouping as near Kherson, the enemy threw under Balakliya. Maybe even more powerful. Both there and there there is support for aviation, but our air defense systems work great. It is clear that the enemy had intelligence data and tried to choose the weakest area in order to break through. The same Balakleya – they believed that SOBR would not be able to restrain the advance of these militants trained by foreign instructors. However, our guys heroically held them back, not allowing the offensive to develop, ”Leonkov emphasized.

Recall that earlier military blogger Yuriy Podolyaka expressed the opinion that the decision to divide the forces of the reserve army for attacks on Kherson and Balakleya was a fatal mistake for Kyiv.

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