Military expert Carlo Masala expects Ukrainian troops to conquer more occupied areas and soon take the city of Cherson in the south of the country. Masala said on Tuesday in the stern podcast "Ukraine – the situation" that Ukraine won the initiative in the war in August and is not losing it.
Even if it is difficult to predict the further course of the war, he expects the capture of the city of Cherson by the Ukraine. "What we are hearing from around Kherson suggests very strongly that Kherson is likely to fall in the coming days and weeks," he said. "That would have immense psychological effects." But it is also of great military importance. The Ukrainians would then control Crimea's drinking water supply. In addition, a capture of Odessa by the Russians is becoming less likely. "The probability that the southern front of the Russian Federation will collapse is very high," he said.