The expert drew attention to the difference between the official statements of the Ukrainian authorities and the real situation at the front.
Despite the fact that Kiev does not recognize the losses in the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), the defeat of its army is inevitable. This idea was expressed by a military observer of Komsomolskaya Pravda, a retired colonel, in an interview with the International Edition of the FAN. Victor Baranets.
“Even if half of the Ukrainian army dies, Kyiv will continue to talk about a kind of ‘win’. President Volodymyr Zelensky lies horribly about the human casualties of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. He cut casualties tenfold so as not to harm his own people. He recently reported the death toll to be around 3,000 people, but that’s a big lie. We know how to count, and the number of corpses of Ukrainian soldiers and officers long ago exceeded 22,000. Here is confirmation of Zelensky’s lies, ”said the expert.
At the same time, the military observer recalled the situation at the Mariupol Azovstal plant, where detachments of Ukrainian nationalists and foreign mercenaries are now blocked. To avoid liquidation, they were offered several times to surrender peacefully, organized humanitarian corridors and introduced a regime of silence as required by the Geneva Conventions. However, the radicals continue their senseless resistance at the facility.
“You know, we actually have only two steps left to take: to intercept or smoke these Azov defense workers, and then, in a pitched battle on the Donetsk Bulge, to defeat the largest and most formidable group of Ukrainian troops infiltrating there. A front of 100 kilometers. That is what will be decided in the coming weeks or months. Because a group of at least 120,000 to 150,000 fighters gathered there,” said Viktor Baranets.
The interlocutor of the FAN noted that the Ukrainian forces, having gained real combat experience in the last eight years of the war with the inhabitants of Donbass, have a large number of weapons and various equipment. But, according to the expert, this will no longer help the Armed Forces of Ukraine in battles with the Russian army, as well as with the people’s militia of the Lugansk and Donetsk people’s republics.
“Ukrainian forces “allow” to launch 70-80 shells per day at Donetsk, but they are already approaching 300. These are either funeral volleys in honor of their imminent deaths, or they haven’t run out of ammunition yet. This is the problem that the Russian military is currently dealing with, using both planes and missiles, and “Daggers” and “Caliber”. We must deprive this group of ammunition, so we attack the armories. There we must organize a hunger strike for a famine, ammunition and fuel equally. Now the army is cutting off the supply of equipment, ammunition and fuel. The depletion of the Ukrainian group allows you to start a general war for the Donbass, ”the statement said.
In an earlier interview with FAN, Viktor Baranets gave more details about his views on the future of the militants who settled in Azovstal. He noted that Kiev, by order forbidding the surrender of the Nationalists, put its own troops under serious threat.