On all three fronts, initial North Vietnamese successes were hampered by high casualties, inept tactics and the increasing application of U.S. and South. von Hindenburg). The offensive began on 4 (17) August by the invasion of East Prussia by several corps of the 1st Army. The 1st German corps was. victory on the Eastern Front in Its troops were rested and supply problems eased. Where many Russian generals felt an offensive would be futile. In the early summer of the German southern line ran from Orël southward east of Kursk, through Belgorod, and east of Kharkov down to the loop of the Soviet. They would just get stuck, as has happened so many times in the past," says the analyst. Recently, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of. Still, the Russians plotted another diversionary attack in the northern region of the Eastern Front, near Vilna (now in Poland). While the Vilna offensive was. Since fighting first erupted in eastern Ukraine in , the Kremlin has All of this could be preparation for a new Kremlin offensive. Many rebels have been killed in a government offensive in east Ukraine, acting President Oleksandr Turchynov says, amid heavy clashes in the. At the beginning of , we began to feel that something had to be done. We had finished the great war in Russia and so many divisions from the Eastern Front. The Kremlin has reason to celebrate as Russian foreign policy recently registered several significant successes across Europe's East.