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Strategic Defense of Ukraine Along the Entire Front Line is Prospect in War with russia in 2024

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The defenders of Ukraine / Open source illustrative photo
The defenders of Ukraine / Open source illustrative photo

Both Ukraine and russia still have enough resources to continue the war, but it is impossible to predict whether countries will have enough supplies for more global actions beyond trench warfare

The Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in 2006-2010, Lieutenant General in retirement Ihor Romanenko said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine will move to strategic defense along the entire frontline in 2024. It was mentioned during a roundtable discussion on the Military Campaign of the russian-Ukrainian War 2023: Lessons for Ukraine and Conclusions for the Next Year.

Strategic Defense of Ukraine Along the Entire Front Line is Prospect in War with russia in 2024, Defense Express
The Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in 2006-2010, Lieutenant General in retirement Ihor Romanenko / Photo credit: Defense Express

He noted that Ukraine as well as russia still have the resources to continue the war, but the fate of the fighting remains uncertain, just as it was last year.

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"Globally, the counteroffensive has not brought any fundamental shifts, at least for now. Obviously, the partnership countries were not ready for this, and this affects their assistance," said the Lieutenant General.

According to Romanenko, if none of the predicted scenarios comes true and the prospects for political negotiations remain unrealistic, it will mean that the lack of a roadmap from Ukraine has led to the following consequences: the allies have mostly not approved new significant programs for the supply of heavy weapons to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Strategic Defense of Ukraine Along the Entire Front Line is Prospect in War with russia in 2024, Defense Express
Trench warfare / Open source illustrative photo

"I see the prospects for the end of this year and next year as being that we will have to move to strategic defense along the entire frontline, accumulate forces and means as well as create plans for further actions for 2024," he added.

Earlier Defense Express reported that russia Had Planned a Massive Increase in Defense Spending in 2024.

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