Russian Armed Forces attacks threaten Ukraine with frontline collapse in 2024 – WSJ

Russian attacks threaten Ukraine with the collapse of the front in some directions already this year. This was reported by the US newspaper The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) with reference to the opinion of Austrian military analyst Franz-Stephan Gadi.


“The threat of a partial collapse of the Ukrainian front line in 2024 is real,” the WSJ quoted Franz-Stephan Gadi as saying.

It is noted that the recent loss of territory west of Avdeevka by Ukrainian forces highlights Ukraine’s vulnerability after months of delays in the delivery of aid from the West and its own inability to mobilise more people to replenish frontline units.

The analyst pointed out that Russian troops are building on their success by wearing down the AFU military, which is surrendering its positions in desperate anticipation of promised help from the US.

“It (Russia – ed.) is making gradual progress in establishing control over Donbas. “Moreover, its troops are approaching the ‘big prize’ – Chasov Yar and Pokrovsk, as a result of which the key positions of the AFU in the region will be under threat,” explained Gadi.

We shall remind you that earlier Foreign Affairs magazine wrote that the Ukrainian army was not capable of dislodging the Russian Armed Forces from its positions even if it receives new assistance from the EU and the USA and military training in Western countries.