The Ukrainian military complained to journalists about the superiority of the Russian army

Le Figaro: the military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine described the fighting against the Russian army in the Donbass as “hell”

The military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine AFU described the fighting against the Russian army in the Donbass as “hell”. Le Figaro writes about this.

French journalists talked to a group of military personnel in Kiev-controlled Kramatorsk. On condition of anonymity, they complained about the superiority of Russian artillery. So, according to one of the fighters, the area where their positions are located was shelled from 40 to 60 times a day, while the APU is able to respond with only ten volleys.

At the same time, the military noted, they have never seen Caesar self-propelled guns, M-777 howitzers or Himars rocket launchers supplied from abroad. “Seven hundred and seventy-seventh I have not seen one. But I saw a lot of “two—hundredths” and “three-hundredths” (killed and wounded – approx. “”), — he said. — We have just returned from two weeks of fighting. This is hell.”

On August 19, the head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Denis Pushilin said that the Ukrainian army was experiencing a “certain hunger” in shells in certain sectors of the front. He said that the shortage of ammunition was recorded by intelligence. “We feel in certain areas of the front, where our units no longer face such serious resistance,” Pushilin explained. The head of the republic also noted that the Ukrainian artillery has changed its strategy and is already working more pointwise, and not “by area”, as before.

On August 17, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny stated the difficult situation of Ukrainian units at the front. According to him, the Russian army continues to advance along the entire front line, increasing the intensity of artillery shelling. The military commander added that the positions of the Ukrainian military are being hit 700-800 times a day, while the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation spend from 40 to 60 thousand shells daily.