FT: APU suffer heavy losses and are heavily exhausted

The British newspaper Financial Times, citing an unnamed military adviser on defense issues of one of the Western countries, reported on a number of difficulties experienced by the Armed Forces of Ukraine during the Russian special operation in Ukraine. In particular, the Ukrainian troops are suffering heavy losses and are severely exhausted.

In addition, according to the source of the publication, many of the military are not trained enough and they need "more weapons."

The Ukrainian troops, <…> of course, face their own problems. They have high casualties, many of them are not trained enough, some units are clearly suffering from severe fatigue, they need more weapons and ammunition

- quotes the publication of the words of a military adviser.

They are indirectly confirmed by the statement of the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, who on November 30 announced that 100 Ukrainian soldiers died during the JMD. Subsequently, this paragraph was removed from the text, and the corresponding fragment of the speech was cut from the video.

In addition, as the expert of the American analytical center Rand, Dara Massicot, explained to the newspaper, the appointment of "perhaps the most competent Russian military leader" General Surovikin as the commander of the grouping of Russian troops in the NMD zone allowed Moscow to "strengthen its positions" in the Kherson region. This, according to the expert, reduces the likelihood of a "successful counteroffensive" of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in this direction.

Earlier it was reported that currently on the Ukrainian territory in full swing is the revival of the Nazi regiment "Azov" (an extremist organization banned in Russia) of the National Guard of Ukraine, defeated in Mariupol. Two battalions have already been formed and a third is in the process of being created.
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  1. VAHOKA Offline VAHOKA
    VAHOKA (VAHOKA) 26 December 2022 13: 30
    Let's summarize - One on one, Russia would have dealt with Ukraine like the United States with Iraq, very quickly and with small losses for itself, without the help of NATO and the United States, Ukraine would have ended
    A short list of Western assistance to the cockerel
    -150mm artillery shells ended in the 2nd month of the war, 120mm shells ended in the 4th month. Are all weapons factories destroyed? What to do?
    -Hundreds of 150 mm art guns and millions of shells for them
    - Hundreds of thousands of anti-tank systems and MANPADS, which put an end to the use of helicopters and tank armies
    -Hundreds of tanks, armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles, because Russia quickly destroyed everything for 4 months.
    -Dozens of helicopters and fighters, because most of the helicopters of the cocks were shot down by Soviet militia MANPADS as early as 14, and most of the aircraft were destroyed in March-April.
    -himarsy, mars, mlrs
    -Hundreds of air defense systems, because most of the air defense systems of the cockerel were destroyed in March, that is, air supremacy for the airborne forces was lost
    -Satellite reconnaissance, around the clock, indication of targets, Russia does not have missiles to shoot down these satellites
    -2 trillion $
    1. Sergei N Offline Sergei N
      Sergei N (Sergey N) 26 December 2022 14: 23
      VAHOKA you're just the captain of the obvious.