According to the expert, Nikolaev could theoretically be surrounded, but “this is at the level of reflection and fantasy.”
Military expert Oleg Zhdanov is convinced that in August there will be a turning point in the war with Russia.
He said this in an interview Politeka.
The first results of this change, according to Zhdanov’s forecast, will be visible in the middle or second half of the month. At the same time, he recalled the alleged plans of the enemy to go on the offensive from August 5 in several directions, including in the Kherson region.
“The bridgehead on the right bank, as I understand it, they want to expand it in order to make it impossible for us not to reach the left bank of the Dnieper. With the forces that they accumulate, go to Nikolaev, the city that is fortified today, I already I’m not talking about Odessa … Although the option, a fantastic version: they are pulling the Airborne Forces there, to the right bank. All of them go to the BMD, floating. If, for example, they start advancing not to Nikolaev, but to the north of Nikolaev – from Krivoy Rog, Davydov Ford in the direction of Voznesensk – they can theoretically cross the Bug. And then Nikolaev is surrounded. But this is an option at the level of reflection, maybe fantasy, “he said.
In his opinion, the enemy will probably still focus on expanding the foothold to prevent shelling from the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They can also continue to restore bridges and establish communications with the right bank.
Earlier, Ukrainian intelligence said that Russia deploys a large number of troops to the temporarily occupied south of Ukraine through the occupied territories and Crimea. This is due to the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.