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Zhdanov assessed the likelihood of Russians attacking Odessa (video) – UNIAN

The military expert noted that the ground forces of the Russians would not be successful and could only reach Nikolaev.

Russians have 30% fewer landing craft / photo from UNIAN

For a number of reasons, the landing of Russian troops on the coast Black Sea in the Odessa region is not possible now.

About it today declared military expert Oleg Zhdanov.

“Firstly, there are 30% fewer landing craft. Remember the damage to landing ships, not all of them are out of repair. Secondly, the Harpoon is on duty there. Russian ships are afraid to enter the Black Sea at the range of the Harpoon. We have deprived them of means of reconnaissance in the Black Sea – they killed the oil and gas platforms, where the radar stations were located, which conducted reconnaissance. And now Russia does not see the general situation in the sea, “Zhdanov said.

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He also noted that the ground forces of the Russians will also not be successful, and will only be able to reach Nikolaev.

“The land group, even if it will number 20-25 thousand, at best they can expect that they will try to reach Nikolaev, and then it is completely useless to move further to Voznesensk and force the Southern Bug. Taking into account the fact that we are strengthening our defense. ..”, Zhdanov stressed.

At the same time, the military expert does not believe that there is no threat in this direction and noted that the Russians will nevertheless attempt an offensive in the direction of Nikolaev, but “the battle will show how successful it will be.”

“We will not have to wait long before the start of the offensive operation, if they undertake it … Maybe they will strengthen the group and sit on the defensive on the right bank of the Kherson region,” the expert added.

As UNIAN reported, in the temporarily occupied Kherson region, the Ukrainian assault aircraft hit twice on the strongholds of the Russian invaders.

Meanwhile, in the Black Sea, 17 warships and boats of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation are maneuvering near the Crimean coast from Cape Tarkhankut to Novorossiysk, including 6 carriers of Caliber cruise missiles – a total of 44 – as well as 4 large landing ships.

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