“Military review”: a fighter of the Armed Forces of Ukraine called the artillery of the Russian Federation the main cause of losses in the Ukrainian Ukrainian military, whose name is not disclosed, called the main cause of losses among the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU).
This is reported by the “Military Review”.
According to him, he recently saw a group of 17 soldiers who went to the front line to perform a combat mission. Only four people were able to return later. The reason for their deaths was artillery shelling from the Russian side — the soldiers were mortally wounded by shrapnel.
Thus, now injuries from artillery shell fragments are the main cause of death of the AFU soldiers on the front line. There are also exceptions — when individual snipers are working, however, “this is the minimum part of the losses.”
The AFU fighter also noted a trend — the military is increasingly turning to artillery shelling. According to him, now it is “the main form of confrontation between the parties.” In addition, the military themselves are less and less common on the front line. “In general, the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation exchange artillery attacks,” the article says.
In conclusion, the interlocutor of the publication said that “Russia has a tenfold superiority over Ukraine in artillery.” Also, the Russian side is constantly shelling the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, “making up to 800 shots a day in one direction.” In this regard, the losses among the APU are many times greater.
Earlier, the director of the Mike Rogers Center for Intelligence and Global Relations called the main problem of the Ukrainian army. In the American edition of The Hill, the specialist stated that this is primarily the condition of soldiers. “The most important problem is the personnel. The West can provide all the help in the world, but it cannot do more,” he wrote. On February 24, the start of a special operation in Donbass was announced.
Thus, Russia responded to requests for military assistance from the heads of the DPR and LPR.