White House worries that Russian Federation will change the “trajectory” of the Ukrainian conflict – NYT

The administration of current US President Joe Biden is concerned that Russia is gaining momentum to change the “trajectory” of the conflict amid the advance of the Russian Armed Forces in Kharkiv, the New York Times (NYT) reports.

White House worries that Russian Federation will change the "trajectory" of the Ukrainian conflict - NYT

“After months of slow Russian advances and technological leaps in countering American-supplied weapons, the Biden administration is increasingly concerned that Russian President Vladimir Putin is gaining enough momentum to change the trajectory of the war,” the NYT article said.

It is noted that Russia’s progress on the frontline is facilitated by delays in the delivery of US weapons to Ukraine and Russia’s technological innovations on the battlefield.

As the NYT emphasises, artillery and drones supplied to Ukraine are being successfully disabled by EW assets, which have proved effective.

In addition, Russian forces have successfully managed to “fool GPS receivers by interfering with the guidance of Ukrainian weapons,” including various missiles fired from HIMARS MLRSs.

“There are few such launchers, but the Russians have become more successful in tracking their movements, and in some cases destroying them, even if they are well camouflaged,” the newspaper writes.

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.