The West will not supply sufficient heavy weaponry to Ukraine, nor will it provide large quantities of large-caliber artillery ammunition. Kyiv is at a significant disadvantage in firepower, and modern rocket launchers won’t make much of a difference. In other words, the West’s military aid will be far too limited to defeat Russia. This is why the question, “How can Ukraine defeat Russia?” is an essential one for Ukraine.
One way to assist the Ukrainian armed forces in the fight against the Russians is to provide them with artillery. Artillery is a key component in defending against Russian aggression. It can be used to provide a variety of different capabilities to the Ukrainian forces. Its main advantage is its speed. While some artillery pieces can be used to cover large areas, many of them can be deployed quickly.
In addition to air power, artillery can help Ukraine defeat Russia in the field. It is critical to neutralise Russian artillery if they hope to prevent the advance of the Russian army. In order to defeat Russia, it is imperative that Ukraine gains the upper hand in the field of battle. Artillery is a key weapon in a war of attrition. Artillery can also help Ukraine protect its civilian population, which is at risk from Russian long-range missiles.
High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems are the most effective artillery weapons available. These vehicles are mobile, highly mobile, and digitized. They can fire a full suite of rockets and a long-range Precision Strike Missile. They are easy to operate and require minimal training. And they have a wide range of other benefits, as they are easily maneuverable. These vehicles are also capable of using counter-battery assets.
However, while the Ukrainian military has gained vital capabilities, it must remain vigilant to avoid rash moves. It is vital to remember that despite Ukraine’s heavy losses, it still has the essential capabilities needed to defeat the Russian army. By adding up to one million trained soldiers, it could be able to put up a more formidable army than Russia. And with its modern artillery, President Zelenskyy could put up to 1 million trained soldiers in the field by August.
Unmanned aerial vehicles
Russian military has developed advanced technology to combat Ukrainian drones. The Turkish TB2 drone is a medium-altitude drone with high radar cross-section and electromagnetic signature. It’s capable of carrying out precise strikes and reconnaissance missions. The terrain is open, allowing it to provide good radar coverage. British Defense Minister Ben Wallace praised the technology in Parliament. This drone is able to detect and identify drones if it sees any.
A new generation of a long-range drone is being developed in the Ukraine. The Phoenix Ghost is one of the most advanced such drones. Designed to destroy ground targets, it can fly for six hours at a time. It also has an infrared camera, which can be useful during night missions. But before it enters combat, it needs a good reason to fly in the first place.
The Russians have been utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles for warfare for over eight years. They spent $9 billion on drone technology and produced 500 of them. However, it’s not clear if they have achieved the same success that Ukraine did. Ukrainian drones have an edge over Russian ones. Trade embargoes, technological development, and countermeasures have all affected drone capabilities. While Ukrainian drones are already capable of attacking armored vehicles, Russia’s drones still have some work to do.
UAVs are a key weapon for Ukraine in the war against Russia. They are becoming more common in military operations and are used to spy on targets. The Ukraine has also been able to effectively use technology from its NATO allies, including surveillance aircraft, satellites, and Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite communications network. With such powerful weapons at its disposal, Ukraine is well-positioned to defeat Russia.
If the Ukrainian military wants to defeat Russia, it needs to acquire tactical mobile air-defense systems. The National can maneuver near the Russian border to take back towns or raid Russian supply lines. Ukrainian forces need to remain mobile to avoid Russian artillery. Protected mobility is critical, as vehicles are vulnerable to ambush while moving at high speed. Fortunately, there are a variety of solutions to protect mobility.
Ukrainian ground forces have been asking for medium-range air defense, anti-tank weapons, and counter-sniper and drone systems. They also need basic equipment for mobile forces, such as armored vehicles. Deputy chair of the National Defense and Security Committee, Lt. Gen. Ruslan Komchak, explained why Ukraine needed mobile defense systems to blunt Russian armor, strike Russian artillery from a distance and fight a battle of attrition across a vast landscape.
Western capitals initially prioritized providing military equipment to Ukraine to blunt the Russian advance and protect Kyiv. Now, however, Ukraine’s priorities have changed, and its immediate military needs are more focused on defeating Russia than defending Kyiv. While lethal aid was delayed, Ukraine’s defiance has bought it time, and shaped the battle beyond the Donbas. As long as Ukraine is able to maintain a defiance stance, it can defeat Russia in the short term.
The Ukraine military needs to reconstitute its forces for a long-term struggle against the Russian military. It needs to strengthen its ability to strike down Russian targets. Protected mobility is critical for Ukraine to survive and defeat the Russian army. However, its current forces are too small to do so. Protected mobility can help Ukraine defeat Russia and save civilian lives. But protecting the people and their property is also crucial.
Russian forces have struck a strategic railway infrastructure and military airfield in the eastern Ukrainian region of Kirohovrad. Heavy fighting is still ongoing in the southern Kherson region. Ukraine claims to have hit a bridge in the occupied Black Sea region of Kherson. This is the Daryivskyi bridge, which Russia uses to transport its troops and supplies. Days ago, Ukraine attacked the Russian-held city of Odessa with anti-radiation missiles.
The Ukrainian forces have deployed many light infantry, which have the advantage of being able to move quickly across the battlefield and are not heavily armored. However, Russian forces can still target these areas with precision guided missiles, which have an impressive range. They may even target key government buildings and train stations. The loss of such critical infrastructure could cripple Ukraine’s military capability, morale, and economy.
As the Ukrainian military has not yet been consolidated enough to make a lucrative target, Russia may have decided to attack these nuclear power plants. The strategic nuclear attack could embolden the Ukrainian society to resist, and refuse to surrender or negotiate. That could lead to further conflict. Moreover, a nuclear accident could destabilize the entire continent. Even if the Russians manage to destroy these nuclear facilities, the effects of the blast would likely be devastating for other forces on the other side of the line.
While the Russians might have destroyed many Ukrainian air defence facilities in the first two weeks of the war, it has been hard to determine if they have actually destroyed them. The Ukrainians were forced to fly low in the air due to the presence of mid-range SAM sites, where they were more vulnerable to shoulder-launched SAMs. While Russia has failed to develop air superiority, they did lose significant amounts of aircraft in the first two weeks.
NATO’s call to Moscow to rein in the DPR and LPR
The escalation in Ukraine’s Donbass region has shifted the calculation of both NATO and Russia. The separatist groups began shelling Ukrainian troops and violating the Minsk Accords. In late April, the Kremlin recognized the DPR and LPR as sovereign nations, despite the fact that Ukraine has never formally recognized them. Russia then demanded that Ukraine implement the Minsk II Agreement, which recognizes the DPR and LPR as separate countries.
The NATO-Russian summit was the first step toward a cease-fire, although there were no guarantees of success. While the meeting took place in Belarus, a close ally of the conflicting parties, the president promised to keep his weapons silent during the talks. Both Russia and Ukraine sent representatives, including some senior officials. Russia sent representatives of varying levels, including presidential aide Vladimir Medinsky, former minister of culture and former Duma Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Leonid Slutsky. But the meetings were brief and tended to take place only every few days.
In a telephone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, U.S. President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron expressed their disappointment with the situation. On Tuesday, US President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met and discussed the events in the last 24 hours. Biden said shortly afterward that he plans to pen an executive order barring new investment, trade, and financing in the two breakaway regions.
In addition to recognizing the DPR and LPR, Russia’s human rights office has expressed concern over death sentences handed out to foreign fighters in the DPR. It has warned that this move may escalate tensions. The Russian ambassador has said that the recognition of the DPR and LPR by the EU would not resolve the conflict, although this is unlikely to happen. In addition, Russia has been accused of harboring terrorists in the LPR and DPR. The NATO alliance’s call for Russia to rein in the DPR and LPR is a “profound gesture” to resolve tensions in the region.