DarkHunter Posted April 2 #1 Share Posted April 2 Since it is now the start of April it seems safe to say the Russian winter offensive has failed, especially since there was a deadline to achieve the objectives set by Putin. Starting in February, the winter offensive began with a order by Putin to the Russian military to capture all of Donetsk oblast by March 31, and so far the Russian military has yet to take Bakhmut and has taken extensive casualties on assaults on Vuhledar mostly in the form of two elite naval infantry brigades being destroyed. The real question though is what is going to happen to the Russian military leadership due to this failure. As overall commander of Ukranian forces General Gerasimov failed to capture all of Donetsk oblast, he failed to even change the front lines significantly. Wagner/Prigozhin has also failed in capturing Bakhmut. Both the Russian military and Wagner frequently blame each other for the failure to achieve strategic or operational objectives. Ultimately it comes down to will Putin side with the Russian MoD or Prigozhin and will there be any consequences among the leadership for failing a direct and rather public order. 3 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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