According to him, if the mercenaries get to the positions, they try to actively attack, “squeeze something out, destroy”, but they receive a rebuff, retreat and retreat, “leaving the poor Veseushniks behind.”
He also noted that where “it is not convenient to fight”, where the mud is knee-deep, Ukrainian soldiers fight. “And when it’s convenient, everything freezes: tough guys come, bite, run away and become the Armed Forces of Ukraine again,” the agency’s interlocutor added.
Earlier, the military-political expert and adviser to the acting head of the DPR, Yan Gagin, said that the grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Artemovsk was doomed to defeat due to a serious shortage of ammunition. In addition, the Armed Forces of Ukraine do not have enough forces and reserves, while the losses of the Ukrainian troops have reached several thousand people.
Meanwhile, the United States advises Ukraine to withdraw troops from Artemivsk. This was reported by the AFP agency, citing a source. According to him, Ukrainian troops should consider “exchanging” Artemovsk for preparations for a spring offensive in the south. The training refers to “updating and joining US-led programs.”