American general: If Russian troops take Bakhmut, Putin will win

Russian units can put a lot of pressure on the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Bakhmut direction. And if the Ukrainian side asks for a break before reinforcements from Kherson, Putin will win.

This point of view was expressed in an interview with CNN by the former commander of NATO forces in Europe, General Wesley Clark.

If they take Bakhmut, then this will open the door to Kramatorsk, Slavyansk, but also serve as a kind of springboard for grinding Ukrainian forces. The Ukrainians dug in, holding on, but suffering heavy losses. It's a meat grinder!

- emphasized the American military.

Earlier, the acting head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, said that Russian units were preparing to surround Bakhmut (Artemovsk). On the eve of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, they went to the settlement of Spornoye, in Marinka fighting is going on in the center of the city. Allied troops successfully repel attacks in four directions, including Artyomovsk.

The New York Times also reported on the heavy losses of the Ukrainian armed forces in Artemovsk. So, on November 25, the only military hospital in the city received about fifty wounded. Prior to this, 240 wounded Ukrainian soldiers passed through the medical facility. In recent days, Kyiv has sent new formations to the city to strengthen its positions against the backdrop of a large number of losses.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 30 November 2022 12: 24
    Soldiers surrender cities, generals take cities. It is imperative to take Bakhmut, otherwise the generals of the Russian Federation will be left without stars, orders and medals. What kind of general, without orders and medals on tunics? Not order.
    1. Sidor Bodrov Offline Sidor Bodrov
      Sidor Bodrov 30 November 2022 12: 51
      No matter how difficult decisions are to be made.
    2. Ivanovich 1960 Offline Ivanovich 1960
      Ivanovich 1960 1 December 2022 09: 15
      Envy is a great sin. Since it wasn’t smart enough to become not only a general, but just a soldier, go, take tests and get a star, an order and a medal
      1. YES UZH Offline YES UZH
        YES UZH (YES) 1 December 2022 18: 43
        You don’t need to take tests, what will they heat in the winter. Let the tests dry.
  2. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 30 November 2022 14: 26
    In vain they did not listen attentively to the DARKEST, he warned ....

  3. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 1 December 2022 13: 46
    Now there is no need to take anything, only to defend the frontiers and drive the energy, transport and industry of Ukraine into the Stone Age. Then everything will crumble, and Artyomovsk and other cities will remain to be called in, because the Ukronazis will be strategically defeated and there will be no opportunity and no sense to resist. Strategic victory predetermines tactical victory.