The purpose of the counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the south is to destroy the army of the Russian Federation, - ISW

07:31 04 September Kyiv, Ukraine

The purpose of the counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the south is not, first of all, the return of the occupied territories, but the degradation of the Russian army. This is stated in the summary of the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) for Saturday, September 3.

"The conclusions of the Institute for the Study of War coincide with the words of the adviser to the Office of the President Alexei Arestovich in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. Then he said that the primary goal of the Armed Forces in the South is the "systemic grinding" of Russian troops. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are gradually destroying Russia's operational logistics system through artillery strikes and precision weapons.

The Institute for the Study of War notes that Arestovich's words coincide with their conclusions about the counteroffensive. They believe that the counter-offensive will not lead to a quick return of the occupied territories, but the Armed Forces of Ukraine are striving to disrupt all the logistics hubs of the occupiers, which will lead to a reduction in their military potential.

This way you can save more lives of the Ukrainian military. Therefore, the tactics of the Armed Forces of Ukraine received a positive assessment from the intelligence of Britain - they said on Saturday that our troops had achieved a tactical "surprise". Due to the large section of the front, the occupiers may face a choice - in which direction to transfer their troops," the report says.

Recall that the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation officially confirmed that the Armed Forces of Ukraine went on a counteroffensive in the Kherson and Nikolaev directions.