According to the Russian Satellite News Agency, the announcement issued by the news department of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service shows that since the “invasion” of Russia in December 2021, most of the military assistance provided by NATO countries to Ukraine has been destroyed by the Russian army.
According to the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, NATO has provided Ukraine with 1,170 air defense systems, 440 tanks, 1,510 infantry fighting vehicles, and 655 artillery systems. In addition, it also includes more than 9,800 guided rockets used by the “Hippocampus” rocket launcher, ammunition, 609,000 rounds of anti-tank ammunition, and 1.206 million rounds of artillery shells.
The outside world cannot confirm the statement of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, but after visiting Kyiv, US President Biden announced at a press conference that the United States and its allies have assisted Ukraine with nearly 700 tanks, thousands of armored vehicles, 1,000 artillery systems, More than 2 million rounds of artillery ammunition, more than 50 advanced missile systems and air defense systems. Biden’s visit to Kyiv, this time, once again brought military aid worth about US$460 million to Ukraine.
The Russian Foreign Intelligence Agency claims that most of the military aid of NATO to Ukraine has been destroyed. If this statement is true, the Russian army now has the advantage on the battlefield, such as Bakhmut, which has invested a lot of troops and resources. Breakthroughs have been achieved, but The truth is not.
On the contrary, the Ukrainian army increasingly depends on Western military assistance. Most Ukrainian artillery units are equipped with more than half of NATO standard artillery. Not only is the supply of ammunition sufficient, but they also have advantages in artillery performance and advanced ammunition. They still use Soviet-style artillery to fight. The artillery of the Ukrainian Army is eager to replace it with NATO standard artillery.
Of course, while destroying most of the NATO military aid, the Russian army can still not achieve a battlefield breakthrough. The Russian army’s combat effectiveness is lower than that of the Ukrainian army. In his latest speech, Strelkov delivered a “devastating criticism” of the Kremlin:
Strelkov declared that since 2014, the Russian propaganda machine has been mocking the Ukrainian armed forces, claiming that the Russian army has an overwhelming advantage. Still, in fact, it is completely different. A war was waged, but the enemy, scorned for eight years, proved tough and skilled in combat.”
In addition, Strelkov also stated that “the whole world is now howling at Russia,” “the current leaders have insulted the country, and the Russian Federation continues to be led by a group of idiots who do not differ from each other.”
The current battlefield situation is indeed not optimistic for Russia. In a new report, the British intelligence agency believes that the Russian army is fighting on several fronts in eastern Ukraine at the same time, Vuldar, Bakhmut, and Kremina, but The losses of the Russian army were very large, especially in Bakhmut and Wuledal, especially the elite 155th and 40th Marine Brigades of the Russian army suffered extremely serious losses and may have lost their combat effectiveness.
The British intelligence agency believes that the reason why the Russian army launched an offensive, even though it is clear that it is difficult to achieve a breakthrough on the battlefield, is that it has received tremendous pressure from the Kremlin.
If the spring offensive fails, the tension within the Russian leadership will intensify. On the one-year anniversary of the “military operation,” the Russian government is likely to declare that Bakhmut has been captured, regardless of the actual circumstances.
The Russian army has been fighting here for nine months. Although Bakhmut has little military significance, it has symbolic significance to the Kremlin and is related to the face of the Kremlin.