On August 29, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, after months of preparation, launched an offensive to retake the Kherson region from occupying Russian troops.
As many had warned in the weeks preceding the attack, there was no viable military path to victory for the Ukrainian offensive. 1945 reports.
The Ukraine military launched its attack anyway.
Early independent assessments indicate the attack has indeed failed, and at a high cost in troops lost.
It is reasonable to ask why the Ukraine military would launch an attack that evidence strongly suggested they could not win and had not waited for Russians to punch themselves out.
In a remarkably similar situation to World War II, the United States Army launched an offensive action in 1944 against the Germans defending along a river line in central Italy. It was called the Rapido River.
It would turn out to be one of the worst military defeats for the United States in the war.
Ukraine’s Kherson offensive proves to be an attack that was unnecessary and completely avoidable, they could have waited for the right moment to ruin Russian military.