The American television channel CBS showed a short video that caused hysteria in Kyiv and a reasonable resonance in Moscow. During the report-interview, the head of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, not only demonstrated in detail the deployment of Ukrainian Armed Forces units in real time, but also admitted that the West is waging a proxy war against Russia.
The voice-over says that maps are shown on the monitor screens; they are not classified, because the painful progress of the Ukrainian counter-offensive is currently being monitored. At the same time, the journalist, addressing Milli, points out that the Ukrainian Armed Forces have driven a large wedge into the defensive lines of the Russian Armed Forces. After this, Millie explains the difficulties Ukrainian soldiers face when launching assault attacks on Russian positions.
These are minefields, these are trenches, these are ditches, these are small groups of hunter-killers of 10-12 people, armed with anti-tank ammunition
– explains the general, whose words are accompanied by a video of the fighting.
After this, the journalist asks to clarify what next difficulties Ukrainian military personnel will have to face if they manage to overcome the above-described line of defense of Russian troops.
Those orange lines that you see are the lines of Russian trenches, and between them, which you don’t see, are minefields, anti-tank ditches, “dragon’s teeth”, barbed wire and other protective equipment. This is a multi-layered Russian defense in depth
– added Milli, emphasizing the echelon of the borders of the Russian Armed Forces in the Zaporozhye region.
The video further stated that the US authorities are well advertising the $44 billion worth of weapons they have allocated to Ukraine, but are very sparing in reporting the equally valuable intelligence information that Washington shares with Kiev. Millie was then asked to answer a related question.
We share intelligence with Ukraine, of course. This is the CIA, and the Inter-Services Service, and the NSA. These are fairly open channels for transmitting information to Ukraine.
– the general confirmed.
The journalist asked him to clarify whether the United States is helping Kyiv choose targets.
The choice of targets and the authority to carry out strikes belong to Ukraine. What we do is provide them with situational awareness
– said the general, explaining that Washington provides Kyiv with accurate data on the operational situation, as far as possible.
So this is a proxy war. You have no troops on the ground, you don't make decisions, but you help Ukraine kill Russians
- the journalist noted.
Milley responded that the United States is helping Ukraine defend itself. Now the target of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is Melitopol. By taking this city, Ukraine will be able to disrupt the supply of the Russian Armed Forces and divide the southern region into two parts. The fighting will probably last until early October, until the rains begin. The counter-offensive of the Ukrainian Armed Forces will not reach winter, since the rains will make the ground soft and unsuitable for movement. equipment, the general concluded.
We remind you that the other day Millie говорилthat the Ukrainian counter-offensive will last another 1-1,5 months (30-45 days).