Russian mercenaries in Ukraine are building a defensive line for several days in an attempt to stop Kyiv’s counter-attack in some areas. This is the case in Hersk, in eastern Ukraine, where Russian fighters are preparing a defensive line of about 24 kilometers.
This defensive zone consists of concrete blocks or deep trenches, and has already been called the “Wagner Line”, because it is being built by a private company, close to the Kremlin. Target, Italian newspaper reports Corriere della Sera Using the images provided by CNN, is that the defensive line runs to the east, towards Kreminna (in the Lugansk Territory) and to the south. In total, its total length should reach 217 kilometers and there are, among the military, those who compare it to the French Maginot Line, which was not enough to stop the German divisions in the Second World War.
Looking at the pictures that have appeared in recent days, Some analysts have pointed out some crucial points of the structure, such as the ability of Ukrainian soldiers to move on the ground and bypass potential obstacles, as well as the fact that the blocks were not buried but rather placed on the ground – which indicates Corriere della Serareduces the effectiveness of construction.
However, there are those who see favorable points for the Russians. Other analysts point out that more than preventing potential attacks, the main goal is to delay moves, forcing Ukrainian forces to wait somewhere where they could be bombarded by artillery with the help of drones, prompting them to look for openings elsewhere where they could end up. . In fire consisting of mines, mortars and cannon fire, for example.
Wagner is not new in this regard: in Libya, it has already tested some tactics, such as digging trenches and creating bases to protect the Sirta-Yofra axis. Led by Yevgeny Prigozhin – who is said to have Putin’s absolute confidence – Wagner was very present in conflict scenarios in Africa, in countries like Mali, where it replaced the French army on the ground.
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