New York Times: The Biden administration is concerned about changing the course of the Ukrainian war

The New York Times reported that the White House is concerned that Russia’s increasing momentum will change the course of the Ukrainian war.< /p>


The newspaper said, in a report on its website today, Wednesday, that only 18 months ago, White House and Pentagon officials discussed the possibility of the collapse of Russian forces in Ukraine to be completely expelled from the country.


The newspaper continued: “However, now, after months of slow Russian ground progress and technological leaps in the face of weapons provided by the United States, the administration of US President Joe Biden is increasingly concerned that Russian President Vladimir Putin is gathering enough momentum to change the course of the war.” /span>


The newspaper noted that in recent days, Russian forces began a new campaign near Kharkiv, the second largest city in Ukraine, forcing Kiev to divert its already weak forces to defend the region it regained from Russian forces in the fall of 2022.< /span>


The newspaper added that Russian electronic warfare techniques were able to eliminate artillery and drones provided by the United States and NATO to Ukraine, which arrived on the battlefield late but proved amazingly effective.


The newspaper said that the months-long debate in Washington over whether to send a $61 billion package of weapons and ammunition to Ukraine constituted a loophole that Russia clearly exploited, although Congress ultimately passed the legislation.


The New York Times explained: Whether the new Russian momentum is temporary or not, it is most evident in Kharkiv, which witnessed one of the largest tank battles of World War II. In 2022, it was at the heart of the fighting in the first year of the war, with the city coming under artillery bombardment from advancing Russian forces.


Some experts warn that Russia’s real strategic goal in seizing territory around Kharkiv is to force Ukrainian forces to move to reinforce the city, weakening front lines elsewhere. This may constitute an opportunity to launch another Russian attack next month, in Donbass, eastern Ukraine.


The United States is also trying to bolster technical advice to Kiev, hoping to counter Russian technological advances. In some cases, Russia has successfully fooled GPS receivers, leading to the targeting of Ukrainian weapons, including a variety of missiles launched from HIMARS launchers, which Biden began providing to Ukraine last year.


Although these bombers are rare, the Russians have become more successful in tracking their movements, and in some cases destroying them even when they are well camouflaged.


The newspaper said that, of course, these advantages on the battlefield are fleeting, and the war may look different 18 months from now as it did 18 months ago.


There is, however, a growing feeling within the Biden administration that the next few months may be crucial, because at some point the two sides may finally move to a negotiated ceasefire, a truce similar to the one that ended active fighting in Korea in 1953, or simply move toward a negotiated ceasefire. "Frozen conflict".

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