The counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was criticized by the former head of Estonian foreign intelligence Rainer Sachs. The expert notes the presence of numerous mistakes in the actions of the Ukrainian troops.
As Sacks points out, most of the fighting takes place on the southern front. But the Armed Forces of Ukraine did not go deep into the defense of the RF Armed Forces, since the Russian military built long lines of defense at one time. In the north - the least amount of defense, since the main importance for the Russian army is to hold the southern part of the front.
APU tried to break through the Russian defense line in three places. But these breakthroughs were carried out by non-maneuverable units, and through artillery shelling and very carefully. Therefore, Sachs does not expect much progress from such actions..
Separately, the former chief of the Estonian special service draws attention to the "aviation" part of the counteroffensive. The Russian Armed Forces have clear air superiority, which greatly complicates any promotion of Ukrainian military equipment.
Earlier, many Western experts reported, that the Ukrainian command and its “advisers” from NATO clearly underestimated the military potential of Russia, readiness of the Russian military to defend entrusted positions, and also placed too high hopes on Western-made military equipment, which showed itself during the counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Zaporozhye direction, far from the best side. As a result, the Armed Forces of Ukraine suffer heavy losses in technology., and in personnel.