a senior pentagonal official He said Thursday that the Ukraine war can continue for Long though Kyiv’s forces retake Kharkiv region and theirs use of Large supplies of American artillery.
The official careful against Analysts say that Russian forces stretched They can reach their capacity and within weeks they can reach a point where they are no longer able to advance.
“Difficult know Where will this go over time,” he said officialspeak on condition of Anonymity.
The official He praised the Ukrainian forces for Their leadership, control, tenacity and spirit, describing it as “not short of Historic “compared to the Russian forces.
However, the official He said, the Russians still had a numerical advantage and were “large amount” of combat capacity in Reserve and hold their land along a long front from Donbass south and west towards Mykolaiv.
“everyone of That, combined with The fact that we’re talking about area of Ukraine that these two sides were fighting over for Eight years, lead us To continue to believe this could be for a long time fight,” The official She said.
some respected military Analysts pointed out that Russian forces can do so run out of steam in the coming weeks.
Russians military He’s nearing his high water mark in Ukraine” former Australian Army general Mick Ryan said Moscow’s forces were “eroding…physically, morally and intellectually from within.”
Michael Kaufman director of Russia Studies at the Center for Security Thought CNA in Washington, books last This week “Russian options shrink.”
“The more They drag their feet further ability As the war continues to deteriorate, and worse later options, Kaufman said.
And analyst who Posts detailed and informed daily updates of state of war on Twitter under the pseudonym “Jomini of West “referred to military Theorist concept Carl von Clausewitz of “peak point”, peak of A military combat ability and then attack can not continue.
“The Russian forces may be approaching the peak point,” he added in Which they will have no choice but to stop offensive a job for a more Thorough remodeling combat losses” analyst books.
The Pentagon official Russian forces said face Ongoing issues in keep invasion.
“Martial ability itself doesn’t do that win wars. You must have the will fightYou must have good Leadership. You have to have command and control, and they suffer from that.” official She said.
but the official He said that after Ukrainian forces recently forced the Russians away from Kharkiv, the country second-Larger cityNeither side Makes great gains along their long forehead.
“This is a knife fight,” The official He said, referring to nearby neighborhoods combat and bombing in Donbass and battle Lines near Kherson and Mykolaiv.