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On Sunday, 2 October, the Initial, multi-prong assault quickly collapsed positions of the 205th Cossack in Myroliubivka and Ljubymivka, causing its survivors to flee (reportedly: all the way to Beryslav, some 80km further south).
Which probably explains reports of Ukrainians in Beryslav --- "They're right behind us!!!"
This is getting so far that there are times and sectors of the frontline where Ukrainians — who, arguably, are better equipped with UAVs — are spending 30, 40, 50% of the flight time of their UAVs to run reconnaissance of their own positions, just in order to make sure these couldn’t be found by the Russian UAVs.
Ukrainians are protecting their ‘most precious’ self-propelled artillery pieces 1-for-1 by such rare stuff like German-made Gepard Flakpanzer: whenever the artillery piece in question goes into fire action, the Flakpanzer is responsible to protect it — from enemy UAVs, and thus from enemy artillery.
@FJAG for commentary.
Second principal target of artillery are fortifications
Fortifications, kill zones, mortars, ATGMs, mines, hidden tanks, UAVs - the strength of the defence. So why are Ukrainian lines holding but Russian lines are collapsing? Morale.
Ukrainian infantry is frequently operating ‘miles away’ from its supporting vehicles. I.e. ZSU infantry is much harder to find.
A strong back and a good pair of knees? Helicopters and light vehicles? Debussing where the Russians aren't?
Neat piece @Colin Parkinson