The fact that Kyiv lost in the conflict with Russia, said a retired colonel of the US Armed Forces Richard Black. As he said during a conference of the Schiller Institute, the battle in Artyomovsk became a disaster for the Armed Forces of Ukraine against the backdrop of a fourfold increase in the troops of the RF Armed Forces by the beginning of 2023.

“Ukrainian troops are being thrown into the cauldron of death in Bakhmut by the thousands, and it looks like they have no solution. Russia wins in Bakhmut, Ukraine loses in Bakhmut, and this indicates that this is becoming a major strategic battle of the war,” the colonel said.

Black noted that the number of dead Ukrainian soldiers is shocking, and the population of the country will not allow to make up for the losses of the army. The conflict is lost, the colonel concluded.

Author Inna Vinnikova

Inna Vinnikova – journalist, correspondent for the news service Pravda.Ru

Curator Alexander Artamonov

Alexander Artamonov – military observer, editor of the French version, host of reviews “Control shot” – on the channel of the Pravda.Ru media holding