Pro-Putin Bloggers Criticize Russian Weapons Strategy After Ukraine Attacks

PRAGUE - MARCH 3: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during his official visit in Prague, Czech Republic, on March 3, 2010.

Many pro-Kremlin military bloggers (mil bloggers) have voiced their disapproval of Russia’s persistence in using lengthy vehicle convoys despite many strikes on these vulnerabilities by the Ukrainians.

Russian milbloggers reported on Saturday that while traveling through the town of Sudzha, located in the Kursk oblast near the Russian border, a grouping of Russian vehicles were hit by Ukranians. More than two years into the war, they said that Moscow’s commanders had not learned their lesson.

According to Ukrainian sources reported by Special Kherson Cat, a pro-Kyiv X user, the Russian column had included 18 vehicles, all of which were alleged by Russian mil bloggers to have been struck from different angles.

Washington, D.C.’s Institute for the Study of War (ISW) think tank said on Sunday that Ukrainian soldiers are stepping up their defenses in the nearby Sumy region.

Two Majors, a Russian military intelligence account that regularly informs its followers on the latest developments in the conflict, recently reported that an undetermined number of Russian personnel are being sent to the Kursk region.

The critic pointed out that three years into the war, Russia had suffered precise blows to the front and back of its latest vehicle column. After being hit in the middle, the vehicles tried to disperse as best they could.

“Notes of a Veteran” is a Telegram channel that just published an article on the movement of military columns eight kilometers (five miles) toward the border. They noted that the only modification is the length of the columns; otherwise, nothing has changed.

Along with Roman Alekhin’s Telegram message on the Ukrainian drones and artillery, the channel LPR1 blasted the commanders for allowing the vulnerable convoys to continue. It added that the Russians must look for different logistics routes and split up groups, especially when there are alternate routes, including safe ones, even if the distance is more significant.

At the same time, on Sunday, officials in Moscow and mil bloggers from the region said that Ukrainian forces had launched an MLRS strike on Shebekino, a town in Russia’s Belgorod Oblast located about three miles from the border.

The strike killed Igor Nechiporenko, deputy director of the Korochansky district, and injured several local authorities, according to Vyacheslav Gladkov, the regional governor of Belgorod.

Kyiv pleaded with Washington, and Washington was hesitant to escalate the war, but last week, the United States allegedly gave the green light for Ukraine to deploy weaponry it supplied to attack legitimate military targets on Russian soil.