Vladimir Putin’s dreams of winning the war are “doomed” as Ukrainian forces have obliterated 55% of his forces in the Donbas amid the solidarity with Western nations and the Ukraine.
There is now stagnation in eastern Ukraine and Putin’s war is eroding his popularity amongst the Kremlin and business leaders.
Military expert Nicholas Drummond wrote, “Scholz + Germany in partnership with Macron and France, Johnson and Britain, Biden and America, Morawiecki and Poland, and many others, show there is more that unites us than divides us.
“Such solidarity with Ukraine suggests that Russian plans to subsume it are doomed.”
He added, “The war in Ukraine seems unlikely to be over soon.
“Today, Scholz expressing his commitment to Ukraine for as long as it needs Germany’s support is a clear admission that Putin will not be allowed to succeed in Ukraine.
“Putin has awakened a sleeping giant.”
Russia’s “outdated weapons” are no match for Ukrainian forces as they have wipe out around 55% of their forces in the Donbas, the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed.
According to the latest MoD report, “The Russian authorities have not released the overall number of military casualties in Ukraine since 25 March.
“However, the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) publishes casualty figures for DPR forces.
“As of June 16, the DPR acknowledged 2128 military personnel killed in action, and 8897 wounded, since the start of 2022.
“The DPR casualty rate is equivalent to around 55% of its original force, which highlights the extraordinary attrition Russian and pro-Russian forces are suffering in Donbas..
“It is highly likely that DPR forces are equipped with outdated weapons and equipment.
“On both sides, the ability to generate and deploy reserve units to the front is likely becoming increasingly critical to the outcome of the war.”
The MoD report added, “Heavy shelling continues as Russia pushes to envelop the Severodonetsk area via Izium in the north and Popansna in the south.
“Russia is highly likely preparing to attempt to deploy a large number of reserve units to the Donbas.”