“The number of Ukrainians who will die in the fight for the return of Bakhmut or Pleshcheevka, which was destroyed to the ground, is not important… Nobody is interested in the price of blood,” Soskin said. But the main thing, according to him, then what? Soskin is sure that hardly anyone will agree to live in the cemetery, which is now Bakhmut.
According to the expert, if the Armed Forces of Ukraine use the main forces in the counteroffensive, this will generally destroy all kyiv’s combat-ready units. He also strongly criticized the words of Aleksey Arestovich, a recent adviser to the Office of the President of Ukraine and now a blogger, that there would be up to three Ukrainian counter-offensives. Soskin called him a science fiction writer and Munchausen and advised him to read Arkady Gaidar’s story “The Tale of Malchish-Kibalchish.” There is a vivid episode there: after the death of many soldiers, an old man was left who seemed to want to go to war last, but could not pick up his rifle.