Tag: war in Ukraine

How Many Tanks Have Been Lost in Ukraine

How Many Tanks Have Been Lost in Ukraine

Back in April 2022., Russia claimed to have destroyed 2 037 Ukrainian tanks. In May 2022., Ukraine claimed to have destroyed 30% of Russia's modern tanks. Russia had some 3 000 T-80s and 400 T-90s before the war, which will have meant a loss of 1 000 tanks. Both of these claims are ridiculous. Russian … Continue reading How Many Tanks Have Been Lost in Ukraine

How Territorial Defense Forces Saved Ukraine

How Territorial Defense Forces Saved Ukraine

I have already written on the reasons why Ukraine has been so successful in defense against Russia, but one point I believe deserves to be reiterated. When question is raised why Ukraine has been so successful in defense against the Russian invasion, usual explanations are Ukrainian adaptability, Western weapons and supplies, NATO battle tactics, familiarity … Continue reading How Territorial Defense Forces Saved Ukraine

What Ukraine Did Right

What Ukraine Did Right

While it is entirely likely that Russia will ultimately win, fact is that things are not going at all according to either Russian or Western predictions. Despite being outnumbered and outgunned in every single metric, Ukraine has defied the odds, fighting Russian army to a standstill in many places. While things may turn out poorly … Continue reading What Ukraine Did Right

Strategic Importance of Mariupol – Why Is It So Important to Russia

Strategic Importance of Mariupol – Why Is It So Important to Russia

Mariupol, thanks to its nature and location, has several important characteristics. Firstly, it blocks a land corridor between Crimea and Donbass. Russian forces had burst out of the Crimean peninsula, and are trying to link up with Russian and separatist forces in Donbass. But in order to complete the land bridge, Russians need to take … Continue reading Strategic Importance of Mariupol – Why Is It So Important to Russia

Why Was Ukraine So Successful

Why Was Ukraine So Successful

Before the war had started, CIA had predicted that Kyiv will fall within four days. Russian military was supposed to conquer half the Ukraine and reach Dnieper in few days. Yet, even a full month after the invasion had started, Kyiv had remained in Ukrainian hands (at time I started writing this article, on 26th … Continue reading Why Was Ukraine So Successful