Almost the entire 35th combined arms army of the russian federation was destroyed in Izium due to incompetent russian commanders, - the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) reports.
According to the Institute for the Study of War, almost the entire 35th combined arms army was destroyed in Izium due to the incompetence of the russian command.
It is noted that russian commanders did not account for combat challenges in the Izium woods, leading to significant losses in the 64th and 38th separate guard motor rifle brigades, which now have less than 100 servicemen in total.
Russian commanders failed to provide necessary equipment to units fighting in wooded terrain and did not repair russian heavy artillery in a timely manner.
Russian forces also reportedly lacked effective communication with command centers and relied on messengers due to the shortage of encrypted phones.
The lack of communications between russian units and commanders allowed Ukrainian forces to strike russian advanced positions with drones.
Russian private military company servicemen from Wagner also refused to participate in combat, leading to a significant lack of advances on the Izium axis.