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The American military found it impossible for the Armed Forces to recapture the Kherson region

The task set before the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) to recapture the Kherson region is beyond the bounds of the possible. This opinion was expressed on Saturday, July 30, by former US Army Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Davis in an article for 19Fortyfive magazine.

“An attempt by Ukrainian troops to drive the Russian Armed Forces out of Kherson could be beyond reason,” Davis wrote.

According to him, at the moment, not a single army in the world can do this, while Kyiv’s desire for a counteroffensive could lead to the loss of an even larger part of Ukraine.

The US military pointed out that wars and battles are won or lost not by the quantity of equipment, such as tanks and artillery pieces, but by the quality and level of training of troops. He noted that a large percentage of the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine falls on the most experienced and trained troops, as a result of which an increasing part of the combat forces remains in the hands of inexperienced troops.

“At the same time as losing their most effective fighters, Ukraine is also losing equipment,” Davis added.

Earlier in July, in an interview with Izvestia, military expert Vladislav Shurygin said that Ukraine did not have the opportunity not only to recapture the lost lands, but also to conduct a “distinct counteroffensive”. According to the expert, Ukraine has nowhere to get a dozen fully organized combat-ready brigades, and statements about a counteroffensive are needed in order to maintain morale.

Thus, he commented on the words of the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov, who said that President Vladimir Zelensky had given the order to recapture the southern lost territories. At the same time, he noted that Western countries should help the Ukrainian military in fulfilling their tasks.

The Kherson region of Ukraine, which borders Crimea, came completely under the control of the Russian military in mid-March during a special operation of the Russian Federation, the beginning of which President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24.

At the end of May, it was reported that the region wants to become part of the Russian Federation and sees its future as part of Russia. Currently, the process of issuing Russian passports has already started in the region. A referendum in the Kherson region on joining Russia is planned to be held this year. The authorities of the region ruled out a return to Ukraine.

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