Why doesn’t the Ukrainian military participate in Ukrainian attacks?
It has been a month since the resumption of combat operations, and one can start drawing conclusions.
I already noted that the UAF are unwilling to attack. It was perfectly evident at the Donetsk Airport (the 93rd Brigade which conducted active operations incorporated three territorial battalions of volunteers into its structure, therefore its “eagerness”, combined with the eagerness of brigade commander Mikats, is fully understandable).
But it’s downhill from there. UAF units (the old, regular units, even though that’s not always the correct description) have stopped being noticed among the counter-attacking forces. The last time they were active was on the Bakhmutka (the 28th Brigade).
All counter-attacks around Debaltsevo were launched by “volunteers.” Yesterday UAF units DELIBERATELY opted not to launch a suicidal attack, which greatly “disturbed” Semenchenko.
Likewise the most recent “attack” around Mariupol was launched only by Azov. Even though there are many UAF units nearby. Including a tank battalion. It’s a strange attack. In general one gets the impression that the operation does not concern the UAF at all, and maybe it was not even coordinated with it.