According to him, in the first six months of the SVO, the Ukrainian Armed Forces had a lot of losses in the personnel of precisely those battle-hardened contract soldiers who had been trained for eight years before the special operation. And this “golden gene pool” of the Ukrainian army was destroyed by half, and maybe more,” the source said.
He also said that the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine took into account the sad experience of the first months of the NMD and now Kyiv keeps the most trained military in the rear. And the least trained fighters are sent to the front – conscripts from the territorial defense. “Regular meat,” says the SWAT officer.
He added that there are seasoned soldiers on the front line, who have been fighting for more than a year, but they are much fewer than, for example, a year ago.