In recent times, Western military experts have been quick to offer critiques of Ukraine's war strategy, believing they possess superior knowledge of conflict management. According to NBC News, American officials privately expressed their disappointment with Kyiv's military deployment and its perceived failure to apply NATO training principles. However, despite the external scrutiny and advice to gather more forces in the south, the Ukrainians continue to conduct the war according to their own well-founded principles. In the face of minefields and the potential for protracted conflict with a more populous adversary, they have chosen a cautious approach, preserving their personnel. Their strategy revolves around attacking Russian supply chains and command-and-control facilities behind the front lines while prioritizing the destruction of artillery near the combat zone.