The news about the capture of the Americans who fought against the Russian Federation as part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was commented on by military expert Alexei Leoknov.
He believes that they were taken prisoner near Kharkov because they received incorrect intelligence data, writes Life.
“Radio engineering shows the operation of external radio-electronic systems – communication stations and so on. From them you can conditionally determine where the troops are located. Optoelectronic reconnaissance shows where tanks, artillery and other objects are located,” the expert explains.
According to him, there is a wooded area in the Kharkiv region, so electronic intelligence does not always provide accurate data. And this could play against the Americans, who got lost due to erroneous information.
In addition, Leonkov noted, the front line is constantly changing, and it is possible that they were going to the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, but Russian troops were already standing there.
Recall that Russia has been conducting a “military special operation” on the territory of Ukraine since February 24. Western countries do not send their military officially to fight against the forces of the Russian Federation, but tens of thousands of foreigners are reported who arrived on the territory of Ukraine to join the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Among them are many former military armies of NATO.