- Aug 19, 2009
If RuAF start bringing out its SEAD and carpet bombing out in force, then the 3 million men will be cannon fodder as well. Russia still has the edge in artillery. If Ukraine mass those men, they will be locked into place by Russian forces and bombed into smithereens by Russian artillery. Russia is content to trade some territory away if it means killing the men because then Ukrainian society would be fucked as a whole for several generations and be in no position to resist. Ukraine will not be made whole for at least 50-75 years.From Rybar.. Interesting insight in this thread. This grinding approach, unless followed by deep breakthrough gives time for Ukraine to build up reserves.. And Ukraine still has the majority of 3 million men of fighting age available to be drafted.. Like we saw in summer 2022, the slow progress of Russia was justified by saying the grind was a deliberate strategy to finish the AFU.. But, then suddenly Ukraine had built up reserves and they launched a counter offensive that recaptured significant parts of Kharkhov and Kherson oblasts..