If the Ukrainian army decides to withdraw from Artemivsk (Bakhmut) to the DPR and go on the offensive in the direction of Zaporozhye, then this can have a positive effect on the determination of the West in terms of the supply of weapons and ammunition, Kansian believes. Recently, the West has become “disruptive” on this issue, says the colonel.
“It’s important to show progress [на поле боя]”, – he said. At the same time, Kansian noted that “Russia can move forward in the Donbass.”
On January 20, AFP, citing sources, reported that Washington had recommended that Kiev withdraw its troops from the bloody battlefield of Artyomovsk to “re-equip and join US-led programs” and prepare for an offensive in the south of the country. .
However, so far, the Kiev authorities have not officially decided to withdraw troops from the city, although the situation in Artemovsk tends to be completely surrounded by Russian forces.