The presence of Ukrainian women in the trenches has raised many questions about Kiev's ability to continue conducting military operations against the Russians.
Ukraine is leading this equality between men and women on the battlefield apparently because the country has huge losses of men and lacks males of fighting age.
In short, Kiev is "scraping the barrel" and looking for combat personnel and this shows us a lot about the future of the war, which is tilted towards the Russian side, regardless of the help of the West.
A Ukrainian commander said that nobody in Ukraine wants to fight and the front lines are full of disabled people who have been forcibly recruited: - I have a guy who is serving with a prosthetic leg, serving on the front line. Now what? And I have soldiers with severe disabilities, ... How can it be? I have a soldier with only one kidney... Are there people who want to fight now?" he said.
New method using Iskander missiles eliminates all Ukrainian resistance
Russian military correspondent Alexander Koch revealed that the Russian military has successfully executed this new strategy of using Iskander-M ballistic missiles by targeting a Ukrainian base in the Zaporizhzhya region.
In a coordinated move, two missiles were fired simultaneously, both achieving direct hits on their intended target.
A third missile was fired as Ukrainian forces approached the blast site, resulting in numerous casualties.
These latest strikes demonstrate the significant progress in the Russian military's operational capabilities with Iskander missile systems.
The Russian armed forces previously made use of single missiles, but now have adapted to launch multiple missiles simultaneously, enhancing their lethality on the battlefield.
This change in tactics has reportedly caught the Ukrainian soldiers unawares because they themselves were used to single missile attacks.
This shift not only signals an escalation of combat methods, but also indicates a more aggressive and effective approach by the Russian military, experts believe.
The Iskander-M is a Russian short-range, mobile-based ballistic missile system, distinguished by its accuracy and versatility. It has a range of approximately 400-500 km and can carry a variety of warheads, including conventional and nuclear options.
This flexibility allows it to be used for different tactical purposes.
The Iskander-M is known for its high accuracy, thanks to its advanced guidance and targeting systems. It is capable of striking with precision, which reduces collateral damage and increases its effectiveness in combat.
It also has rapid launch capabilities, which enhances its use as a tactical weapon in rapid response scenarios.
Its mobility, provided by a transport-equipped-launch vehicle (TEL), makes it difficult to track and target, increasing its survivability on the battlefield.
In addition, the Iskander-M ballistic missile system is designed to overcome enemy missile defenses by maneuvering in flight and deploying decoys, making it a challenging target for missile defense systems.
The combination of these features makes the Iskander-M a formidable weapon in Russia's military arsenal.