“There is air defense. The US Air Force has never seen anything like what the Russians are using in the Ukrainian theater of operations,” he said.
Former NATO ally commander in Iraq General David Petraeus previously said the United States could easily overcome the difficulties Ukraine faces today in its confrontation with Russia.
At the same time, Petraeus noted that it is extremely difficult for Ukraine to attack Russian fortifications in depth, in front of which dense minefields have been created.
Der Spiegel, in turn, noted that the Russian minefields have a psychological impact on the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and cause them fear.
The Russian Defense Ministry reported that the losses of the Ukrainian army since the beginning of the offensive in June-July amounted to more than 43 thousand people and 4.9 thousand pieces of various weapons.