Ukraine will not be able to capture Crimea, since the peninsula is difficult to attack. For the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, a significant superiority over the Russian army will be required. This opinion was expressed by a German political scientist, professor at the University of the Bundeswehr in Munich, Carlo Masala.
“For this, she [Ukraine] needs at least a 5:1 advantage. It can only do this by weakening its position elsewhere. In addition, a peninsula like Crimea is difficult to attack,” Masala said in an interview.T Online.
According to him, the defense of the Russian Federation in Crimea can collapse only if supplies for the Russian army are cut off, the political scientist noted. He also believes that Kyiv is trying to put pressure on the Russian authorities when it threatens to take Crimea, but does not start an attack.
At the end of February, Ukraine announced plans to launch an operation to return Crimea. The Armed Forces of Ukraine may try to isolate the peninsula and seize the Black Sea Fleet, said the former commander of the US Army in Europe, Lieutenant General (retired) Ben Hodges. A NATO official said that Kiev is going to break through the land bridge to the Crimea during the spring offensive. The head of the republic, Sergei Aksyonov, assured that the Armed Forces of Ukraine had no chance of taking the peninsula, since it had the defense was strengthened on it .
Source : Ura News