UAV attacks on Moscow and other regions of Russia reduce the Kremlin's ability to wage war against Ukraine. They provoke disagreements among the Russian command.
This publication writes The New York Times.
The publication quoted President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, who said the day before that "gradually the war is returning to the territory of Russia - to its symbolic centers and military bases, and this is an inevitable, natural and absolutely fair process."
His public acknowledgment of Ukraine's strikes on Russia marked a change after months during which Kyiv maintained a public stance of silence or ambiguity about such attacks.
The publication writes that the targets of attacks on the territory of Russia are only military facilities that help wage war against Ukraine. According to analysts, such strikes, in particular on Moscow, carry not only symbolic, but also strategic significance.
"Ukraine's attacks on Russia are more than just symbolic retaliation... and could be crucial to Kyiv's broader efforts to weaken the Kremlin's ability to wage war. They could force Russian military strategists to make difficult decisions about how to deploy resources and deepen already deep divisions within the Russian command.
Former Commander-in-Chief of the US Army in Europe Ben Hodges believes that strikes on Russia should be considered in the context of Ukraine's counteroffensive to return the occupied lands in the south and east of the country.
"The only advantage of the Russians is the mass. Massive infantry and artillery," he said.
That's why the best way to neutralize that advantage is to destroy, impair or disrupt headquarters and logistics, Hodges said. The strikes in Russia, in particular, "create problems of prioritization for the Russian high command."
Every time a drone explodes in central Moscow, there is growing uncertainty and fear in the Kremlin about where Ukraine will strike next time.
We will remind, several drones attacked Moscow on the night of August 1 and again there are hits in the towers of the business center "Moscow City". Russia has traditionally blamed Ukraine for everything. TSN.ua has collected everything that is known about the night drone raid on Moscow.
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