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Ukrainian forces build defensive lines similar to Russia's "Sorofikin Line"



Ukrainian :

 forces build defensive lines similar to

 Russia's "Sorofikin Line"


The British Daily Telegraph reported on Saturday that Ukrainian troops 

were involved in building defensive lines similar to the "Sorofikin Line"

 established by the Russian army along the front.



The Ukrainian military leadership is moving to "active defence"

the installation of anti-tank barriers known as "dragon tusks"

 and the establishment of underground command posts.


The defence structures 

are being built in close proximity to those in Krasny Lehmann


Avdiivka and Krasnoarmesk in the Donetsk People's Republic

Kobyansk in

 the Kharkov and Chernigov regions, as well as on the border with Belarus.



Ukraine's Prime Minister Denis Shmigal announced that the Kiev 

Government had decided to allocate a standard fund package to

 build defence lines of about $466 million.


The Financial Times also reported in an article published on Friday that

 Ukraine had changed its tactics and moved to defence after its failed counter

attack last summer, with the West not expecting 

a new attack from Kiev before 2025.



What is the 

"Sorovikin Line" that placed Ukrainian "

counter-attack" tanks in the "dragon tusks"?


The term "Sorovikin Line" has come out in Western media in the past

 and has become every tongue of Western military analysts


 who have been stunned by the loss of Ukrainian troops in recent weeks

and the huge defeat of the "counter-attack" 

on which NATO leaders have relied.


The term "Sorofikin Line"

 began circulating by Western media at the end of 2022

with Western newspapers calling the defence lines established

 by the Russian army along the front this label.


The name was linked to that of former Russian Force Commander in

 the Special Military Operation area Sergey Sorofikin


who last year confirmed to Defence 

Minister Sergey Shoigu that 

"the combat capabilities of the Joint Group Forces are expanding significantly

and the number of crews in battle was increased as a result of mobilization

with a reserve (of troops) established."


This Russian defensive line posed a real and significant obstacle to 

the thousands of armored and combatants who were swarmed 

by the West backed by billions of US dollars and Western euros that 

suddenly evaporated on the line of contact in the face of the Russian military.


Ukrainian

 and Western officials admitted that the counter

-attack faced successive setbacks due to Russia's fortified 

defences and the competence of Russian military and soldiers.


Russian President Vladimir Putin

 announced on July 21 that Western 

countries were very frustrated with the course of the "counter-attack" 

initiated by Ukrainian forces and had not yet achieved any result.


Kiev

 began to lose Western support from Western States and lost

confidence in Western promises, especially after being unable to achieve 

any breakthrough on the front and suffering heavy losses. The U.S. Congress 


has been in discussions for several months over the approval of the 2024 fiscal

 year budget, which began in the country on October 1, and the bills

 reached between Republicans and Democrats

 did not include aid to Israel and Ukraine.