Tens of thousands of Russian troops ‘have no means to escape’ as they are trapped in the Kherson region and Ukrainian forces could “capture a great many.”
Vladimir Putin does not have the “ability to resupply” his troops and he has effectively thrown almost “40,000 Russian troops” into the “meat grinder” in the killing fields of Ukraine.
A retired Lieutenant General Mark Hertling warned that eventually Ukraine will wind the Russians down and they have no means “to escape or withdraw” to avoid Ukrainian forces counteroffensive as they are stuck on the Western side of the Dnipro river in Kherson.
General Hertling told CNN, “Russia is basically stacking their defences with new mobilised recruits.
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“But again, those recruits are absolutely untrained, terrible and joining units with low morale.
“So, what we’re seeing really is Russia feeding more meat to a meat grinder.
“And Ukraine will have increased challenges with countering those kinds of larger units, because after at all, quantity has a quality all of its own.”
The retired general added, “But I think because of the capability of Ukraine’s army, they will eventually wind Russians down.
“One of the areas in that southern area of Kherson.
“Estimates by Ukrainian intelligence are that there are close to 40,000 Russian troops on the western bank of the Dnipro river that have no means to escape.
“When you don’t have the ability to resupply soldiers to escape or withdraw, it is going to be very difficult.
“And there is the huge potential for Ukraine to capture a great many of those soldiers and take them completely out of action.”
Ukrainian forces are now just miles away from the city of Kherson and are preparing for “the battle of Kherson.”