What UKR strategic offensive ? There hasnt been one. There isnt one going on now. Just probing and fixing attacks.
More conscripts isnt going to end the war. Its just going to drag it out.
Right. It's somewhat of a WW I scenario in an obviously different context. Defensive weaponry, at least for the time being, is clearly superior to offensive weaponry. Therefore, we see this playing out in the form of mass artillery bombardments but very little actual movement.
Vlad is going to turn this into an almost real WW I with these conscripts. Daily bombardments followed by "over the top" assaults with thousands slaughtered in short order by mines, snipers, and machine guns. As an added treat, they'll get their forward command posts liquidated by precision HIMARS and artillery strikes.
I doubt Ukraine has any intention of doing anything serious offensively right now. They're just trying to seize favorable local positions for defensive fortifications before winter to save ammo in gunning down the bayonet charges.
By contrast, WW II favored offense by a huge margin. In the Soviet offensive of Jan./Feb. 1943, T-34s drove right across the frozen Don and many didn't even bother to fire at the hapless Rumanian/Italian troops- to save ammo. They simply ran over them.
Today, even Vietnam style helicopter assaults are impossible with the MANPADs. And Vlad must remember that his country supplied at least 75% of the weapons that killed/injured over 150,000 US boys in that proxy war. Which, again, was a defensive war. In the end, though, South Vietnam and its government didn't care enough to fight it themselves. Ukrainians represent the polar opposite of that attitude. I see no evidence there's a single US boot on the ground in Ukraine, unless you count spies (who operate in all countries, all the time).