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How will Russia lose Crimea in the heat of the conflict?

The conflict in Ukraine may come down to who controls this one city! Get on this new narrative to discover out who controls Crimea and why there may be a power transfer soon!

By Infographics ShowPublished 9 days ago β€’ 6 min read
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The conflict in Ukraine may come down to who controls this one city! Get on this new narrative to discover out who controls Crimea and why there may be a power transfer soon! βš βš’πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ

  • For Russian troops, this winter has been particularly brutal. Ukrainians are planting flags and celebrating as the snow melts and the springtime sun begins to defrost the ground. They control Crimea. Something that was unimaginable a few months ago. Do you think that's an outrageous thing to say? Listen to us out and make your decision at the end. After the most effective counteroffensive of the war, the Ukrainian military successfully retook the city of Kherson in November. Putin announced the annexation of Kherson as well as the southern Ukrainian regions of Luhansk, Donetsk, and Zaporizhia earlier in September. Given its proximity to Crimea, Kherson City, and other nearby territories, its loss hurt Putin. Just six weeks into their occupation, the Russians were forced to leave, and the Ukrainians celebrated by raising the flags the Russians had lowered.
  • Sergey Surovikin, the General of the Army in Russia, announced the military's departure on November 9. The Russian Ministry of Defense announced two days later that all personnel and equipment had been evacuated from the region without incident. It's possible that was not the case. Later, reports claimed that Russia had difficulty moving its 40,000 soldiers to safety, let alone its equipment, which the Ukrainian troops advancing at the time swiftly captured. The victory was hailed as a turning point in the conflict. Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, referred to the day as historic. The only significant city the Russians had managed to capture was Kherson, and now they were fleeing the scene with their tails between their legs.
  • Putin, who really hadn't expected this to happen, was embarrassed by the videos showing the soldiers retreating in a single file. Crimea appeared to be much more exposed after this defeat. The fact that Russia destroyed a major bridge after they had already crossed it, presumably out of concern that Ukraine might use it to engage in close pursuit, is perhaps even more shameful. It's also telling that Russia had no intention of going back, or at least not for a very long time, after doing this. Kherson was lost, and Russian rule over it was not imminent. Russia is Here Forever signs were put up in the city just a few weeks earlier by Russian officials as part of their propaganda campaign about their victory there.
  • Talk about putting a face on it. It was soon discovered that Russia had left behind valuable equipment, including a large number of tanks. According to some reports, dozens of tanks were left behind in excellent condition on top of armed personnel carriers. You could have at least bombed them before you left. "We think the Russian forces had something more important on their minds as they scurried off," wrote critics of the Kremlin's retreat who were nonetheless in favor of the invasion. Russian bombers destroyed the Antonivsky Bridge, which spans the Dnipro River, before Ukrainian troops entered the city. Russia didn't explain how or why it had done it, but we believe that is pretty clear.
  • One and only one reason exists for someone to intentionally burn their bridges. "Separation" is what it's called, and Russia made damn sure it was final. Even after everything that had happened there over the previous few months, Ukrainian residents who heard the explosions reported that they happened just before dawn and made such a racket that it surprised them. We are aware that Russia destroyed numerous other crossings thanks to US satellite images. This includes a railroad bridge and a different bridge in the town of Darivka, as well as a few other crossings and the hydroelectric dam Kakhovka, which is situated about 50 miles to the north. None was more significant, however, than the Antonivsky Bridge.
  • Russia sent supplies to this area via the Antonivsky Bridge after annexing Crimea in 2014. The bridge could be considered a significant piece of Russia's invasion strategy. Russia had now destroyed, or at the very least severely damaged, the object. In terms of the delivery of hardware, it rendered it useless. But the unusability is reciprocal. When Ukraine launched its counteroffensive in August, just before Russia captured Kherson, Ukrainian forces made every effort to preserve the bridge. Using long-range weapons sent from the West to destroy Russian command and control centers and ammunition depots, they attacked Russian forces stationed close to the river.
  • Notably, Ukraine only wanted to damage the bridge enough to prevent Russia from using it to its full potential. In Ukraine's crystal ball, it imagined itself one day chasing Russians back across that bridge and possibly entering Crimea. Damage was required, but not total destruction. Ukraine's eyes were always on Crimea. Russia fully comprehends this goal and is currently making every effort to prevent Ukraine's plan from materializing. Russia has been constructing defense bases that, according to US intelligence, extend for about 25 miles (40 km) in the region since it withdrew from Kherson. These bases' design has been praised for being the fastest in the world.
  • Ukraine will face a fierce battle if it wants to liberate Crimea. According to recent reports, Russia has constructed numerous fortifications to the east of the Dnieper River. It has constructed defenses at different bridges and intersections, as well as along major and minor roads. As we said, a Ukrainian advance will not be simple because it is crucial that Russia maintain its control of Crimea. According to intelligence, Russia has recently been very active, building anti-tank barriers, digging trenches, and placing mines along the river's edge. In an effort to stop military vehicles, the Russians have also built what are known as "dragon's teeth," or concrete pyramidal structures.
  • However, Ukraine has a secret weapon in this regard. It has the United States and its allies, who run the most cutting-edge intelligence network in the entire world. Russia is being watched at all times. Radar systems and other surveillance technology reveal Russia's vulnerabilities in Ukraine. It reveals Russia's strategy. Every stance they adopt is being examined. Russia's new defenses may not be sufficient to keep Ukraine at bay, according to the British Intelligence Agency. The agency claimed that the fortifications are antiquated and ineffective in contemporary conflicts. In line with conventional military trench designs that have largely not changed since World War II, it was explained that these structures are in place.
  • Such structures are likely to be susceptible to precise strikes from contemporary weapons. Such weapons are in abundant supply in Ukraine, which has access to expensive military equipment that would make a US taxpayer cry. Therefore, Ukraine has all the intelligence necessary to evaluate Russia's positions and make plans to counter Russian tactics. We are now being told that Russia is prepared to defend Crimea in ways that would not have seemed out of place at the beginning of the 20th century. It also has long- and short-range weapons thanks to the western war industry.

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