German general: Russian firepower far exceeds Ukrainian


The offensive of the Russian Armed Forces in the Donbas continues, the Russian army was able to record major territorial successes. From the point of view of former Bundeswehr Brigadier General Klaus Wittmann, the Armed Forces are not resisting enough, according to German TV channel Welt, which interviewed a retired military man who explained how Ukraine could seize the initiative and analyzed the role of the German government.


Wittmann noted that the pressure from the RF Armed Forces is increasing. They are gathering everything they have to win in the Donbass.

I assess the morale and readiness of the Russian soldiers no better than in the past few months. But you have to be realistic: Russian firepower is far superior to Ukrainian

- he said.

Wittmann noted that in recent days, the Russians have made great progress, more than in the whole of May, since the strengthening of the stability of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has not gone far enough. Many of the promises made by Germany to Ukraine have not been fulfilled.

First, if the relevant decisions had been taken in March, then all Leopard, Marder, Panzerhaubitzen 2000 (PzH 2000) and Gepard would have been repaired and provided with ammunition, and the crews trained, and these very effective weapons systems were already in Ukraine. Secondly, if you really want something, you can make it happen. And if you don’t want something, there will always be excuses, bureaucratic obstacles and the like.

He pointed out.

Wittmann expressed the hope that Ukraine would hold out, that it would continue to be supplied with weapons and that it would seize the initiative. He stressed that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are in need of heavy weapons, since Russia itself will never return the Ukrainian lands taken under control.

Trying now to convince the Ukrainians that their first priority is the conclusion of a truce, I believe that this is wrong. During the negotiations they will lose territory, so a ceasefire would be the wrong way.

He summed up.
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  1. Andreysradinsky Offline Andreysradinsky
    Andreysradinsky (Andrew) 31 May 2022 21: 38
    +2
    What about an army in Germany? Where did such a warlike general come from?
    1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
      Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 31 May 2022 21: 58
      +2
      Today it was said that Germany intends to make its Armed Forces the most numerous in the EU and increase the number of military personnel from 180 to half a million people
      1. opportunist Offline opportunist
        opportunist (dim) 31 May 2022 23: 35
        -2
        almost impossible half a million
        1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
          Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 31 May 2022 23: 51
          +1
          Why is it impossible? A so-called fund for the modernization and strengthening of the German army has been created, more than 100 billion euros will be invested in it, the money is not small, so draw your own conclusions, in addition, the possibility of resuming conscription into the army is being discussed
          1. ivanoff180869 Offline ivanoff180869
            ivanoff180869 (180869 Ivanoff) 1 June 2022 08: 49
            -3
            Where does the money come from, Zin? 100 billion must be taken from somewhere. Or take away. What about their budget? How profitable is it? And what will happen to their economy if the cost of gas in winter is from 2500 dolars, and these are the most optimistic forecasts, when their entire economy is designed for a comfortable 320-450.
            Therefore, pi .... giving a tongue does not mean doing it, even though the German economy subsidizes and supports almost the entire European Union (hungry Greeks, Portuguese, Spaniards, Italians, almost all of the Balkans, and the situation in these countries in winter and spring will only get worse), and the euro currency is not the old deutsche mark (when the German Reichsbank was in charge of issuing) and the euro Central Bank will not allow them to print as many pieces of paper as they want.
            So - as in the song: ... London Goodbye ...
            1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
              Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 1 June 2022 15: 19
              +2
              Where does the money come from, Zin? 100 billion must be taken from somewhere.

              Do you naively believe that Germany cannot afford such spending on the army, even with European "freeloaders" around its neck? You are deeply mistaken

              And what will happen to their economy if the cost of gas in winter starts from 2500 dolars, and these are the most optimistic forecasts, when their entire economy is designed for a comfortable 320-450.

              And that Germany has already started buying gas on the spot markets? The contract with Russia will end, they will easily conclude a new one, no less profitable for themselves
  2. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
    Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 31 May 2022 21: 45
    +4
    Another "well-wisher" stubbornly advises "burning" more Ukrainian peasants .. and they are happy to try, maybe they will pat on the head for their efforts, or they will throw a bone gnawed from the master's table, a disgrace ..
  3. viktor goblin Offline viktor goblin
    viktor goblin (viktor goblin) 31 May 2022 22: 10
    0
    Helmet and mustache!
  4. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
    Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 1 June 2022 00: 26
    +1
    Quote: opportunist
    almost impossible half a million

    The only thing that can interfere with the Germans is the position of the United States. Macron also toyed a lot with the idea of ​​a pan-European army, but somehow he was quickly blown away. The United States does not need competitors
  5. LLIkunep Offline LLIkunep
    LLIkunep (Alexey) 1 June 2022 08: 42
    +1
    Sitting in retirement in Germany, it is quite easy to call for a fight to the last Ukrainian. "Highly moral" Europe in all its hypocritical beauty.
  6. Galik Offline Galik
    Galik (Galik) 1 June 2022 17: 53
    0
    And he looks like the son of a tank ace ss