With overwhelming firepower from 5 to 10 times, but why did the Russian artillery not have absolute advantage over the Ukrainian artillery? Russian military expert explained on this issue.
On the Donbas battlefield, the Russian Army gradually increased artillery fire from three times, four times, five times to seven times, eight times; even 10 times, and 20 times more than the Ukrainian Army in key areas. The Russian Army has only achieved absolute control of the battlefield, although the Ukrainian Army can still conduct limited counter-attacks, but basically, the Russian Army has taken the absolute initiative; push the Ukrainian Army into a passive defensive position.
Russian forces can prevail in warfare as long as they have a threefold lead over their adversaries. However, why is the Ukrainian artillery so powerful that the Russian Army needs to boost its firepower to 10 times its supremacy in order to entirely conquer it?
In May Russian armed forces lost more than 73 military vehicles including Tanks, IFVs, military trucks, and other vehicles because of Ukrainian artillery shelling when the Russian army built a bridge to cross the North Donets River before.
In the Russian TV program “60 Minutes”, former Colonel Khodalyonok, of the Operations Officer of the Russian General Staff, cited two main reasons why Ukrainian artillery is relatively strong.
First, Mr. Khodalyonok said that the reason why Ukrainian artillery has a relatively high tactical and technical quality is that during the Soviet period, the Soviet Army established 6 advanced artillery training schools throughout the territory of the Soviet Union, including 3 advanced artillery command schools in Ukraine, 2 schools in Russia and 1 in Georgia.
Among the artillery schools in Ukraine are the Odesa military academy, the Sumy Self-propelled Artillery School and the Khmelnytskyi Campaign Artillery Commanding Officer School.