US general: Russians' massive combat power will never allow Ukrainians to gain the upper hand

On May 31, the former Deputy Head of the United States European Command, former Lieutenant General Stephen Twitty, spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations of the United States, which publishes Foreign Affairs magazine.

The American military spoke about what is happening in Ukraine and drew attention to the fact that Russian units have changed tactics for capturing cities and villages, achieving their goals with artillery strikes. At the same time, the RF Armed Forces do not use a large number of manpower and combat equipment.

The Russians have moved from trying to put pressure on the entire Donbass with all their military might to mastering each city separately. Whether it's Rubizhne, Liman, Severodonetsk and Lisichansk, they occupy precisely these cities and this is how they move forward.

Twitty noted.

According to the former lieutenant general, the balance of power between the Russian Federation and Ukraine on the battlefield is approximately the same, but the Russian army has much more power than the Ukrainian one.

Therefore, there is no way that the Ukrainians will ever destroy or defeat the Russians. And, I will say more, the Ukrainians will never have enough combat power to kick the Russians out of Ukraine.

Steven Twitty said.

Along with this, the military believes that Kyiv is not able to return the territory that Ukraine possessed in 2014. Negotiations are the only way to reach an agreement with Moscow, but they have not yet yielded results.

There are no even attempts to agree on any negotiations, there is no diplomacy. And I don't think we can do it, given what Putin thinks of us.

the general concluded.
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  1. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 6 June 2022 10: 10
    considering what Putin thinks of us

    And also what Lavrov said unprintably about you!
    And in these assessments, 80% of Russians agree.
  2. devil Offline devil
    devil (Alex) 6 June 2022 11: 03
    Can't Twitty Austin clear his mind? Or suggest how brother to brother? It's always like this: as in office, so 100% Russophobe; as in retirement - so a hint of brains appears and the ability to reason sensibly
    1. GIS Offline GIS
      GIS (Ildus) 6 June 2022 12: 16
      in retirement, the pension will no longer be taken away, but for statements in office you can get a "hat"
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 6 June 2022 13: 29
    but the Russian army has much more power,

    This is Soviet power! These are "Soviet galoshes"! Putin has not built and created no power in 20 years. Thank you, even though there was enough education, you can’t cut it into scrap metal. And then what would they fight now?
    1. Valera75 Offline Valera75
      Valera75 (Valery) 6 June 2022 13: 43
      Quote: steel maker
      Thank you, even though there was enough education, you can’t cut it into scrap metal. And then what would they fight now?

      Tell you how in the nineties they cut everything into metal at the suggestion of the West, making us a country of consumers without an army? Putin saved what was left of the military-industrial complex and created, even if much according to the old Soviet developments, what we are fighting now.

      This is Soviet power!

      Is it forbidden to modernize and use Soviet developments? Or does the manufacturer always create an ideal thing and never improve it again?