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​Why the Weather is Still Unfavorable for Ukraine’s Counteroffensive, We Show on the Example of Kirpi and ‘Tractor Troops’

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Turkish MRAP-class Kirpi armored car in the formation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine / Illustrative photo from open sources
Turkish MRAP-class Kirpi armored car in the formation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine / Illustrative photo from open sources

If the ground has not yet dried up and is not passable even for armored vehicles of the MRAP class, it is still too early to hope for tank breakthroughs of the russian positions

A video appeared in open access that shows at first glance a "routine" episode from the life of the defenders of Ukraine at the frontline - a Turkish MRAP-class Kirpi armored car of one of the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine got stuck in the mud, and in order to free it from there, it was necessary to ask for help from the local ‘tractor troops’.

This video gives a simple answer to a difficult question that literally "hangs in the air": When will the counteroffensive of Ukrainian troops begin, and why should we wait until the ground dries?

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The characteristics of the Turkish Kirpi armored vehicle given in open sources indicate that the weight of this MRAP can be a maximum of 19.7 tons, the ground clearance is 34.5 centimeters, and up to 10 soldiers can fit on board.

At first glance, this is not such a heavy armored combat vehicle to sink into the Ukrainian mud. Nevertheless, even such a vehicle got bogged down so much that it was necessary to ask for help from local farmers to "save" it, and sank so hard that it required the pulling power of four MTZ-82 tractors at once (each of which weighs a maximum of 3 tons with attached equipment).

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A rather simple conclusion follows from all this: if the ground is not passable even for MRAP-class armored vehicles, then it is not worth waiting for a mechanized breakthrough of the russian positions in the near future. Therefore, it is necessary to literally wait for the soil to dry, and then it will be time for new victories of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the liberation of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, which was announced by the top military leadership of Ukraine.

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Turkish MRAP-class Kirpi armored car and M270 missile system in service with the Armed Forces of Ukraine / Illustrative photo from open sources

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