Vladimir Putin has been warned that his outlook is “increasingly grim” as Ukraine has taken back thousands of square kilometres from Russia as the Ukraine continue to make further advances in the south and east.
Ukrainian armed forces are continuing with their “momentum” and they are “doubling down on their successful offensive in the east.”
The Russian army are having a “very difficult time” on the frontline as the HIMARS continue to deliver “the fight to more occupied territories”
Doug Klain, a non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Centre, has warned “minimal training, has created a panic among Russians.”
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Klain wrote for Foreign Policy, he said, “Momentum continues to be on Ukraine’s side. Its armed forces are doubling down on their successful offensive in the east, and the United States announced a new tranche of long-term military support, including more than doubling Ukraine’s stock of HIMARS – the devastating artillery rocket system that was crucial to Ukraine being able to take the fight to more occupied territories.
“The Ukrainian public has retained, and even strengthened, its remarkable resolve to win outright.
“Russia’s outlook, on the other hand, is increasingly grim. Putin’s mobilisation of just about anybody caught in the military’s dragnet, combined with viral reports of minimal training, has created a panic among Russians.”
He added, by Putin sending “untrained, under equipped and largely unwilling” men to fight in Ukraine “will be a slaughter with little precedent in modern war fighting.”
Alexander Kots, who works for the Russian pro-government tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda said in a video posted to Telegram, “The Russian troops do not have enough manpower to stop the enemy attacks.
“The recent Russian losses are directly connected to that. It’s a very difficult period of time on the front line at the moment.
“The enemy is concentrating its forces to attack Svatove from two directions.
“The enemy artillery is reaching and working over the Kreminna-Svatove road and its sabotage and reconnaissance groups can operate there.
“This area is being fortified by the Russian troops who dig trenches and place land mines.”
Kots added, Ukrainian forces are “on the high and enjoying a numeric advantage.”
“They don’t have problems with the intelligence data or high precision weapons which they are constantly using.
“We are just waiting for our reserves to become fighting fit and join the battle.”