US Army lieutenant general Steven Tweetswho previously held the post of deputy head of the US European Command, said that the confrontation in Ukraine is developing far from in favor of Kyiv. In an interview with the German publication Linke Zeitung, the soldier explained that the secret of the success of the Russian army is the competent work of artillery on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
At the same time, the country’s leadership keeps the official losses of the Ukrainian army a secret. Citing his own sources, Stephen Twitty said that 200,000 people had “mysteriously” disappeared from the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“200 thousand soldiers from the Armed Forces of Ukraine have mysteriously disappeared. Who knows where they are today? This is a huge number of military personnel, the US authorities simply do not see them on their “radar”. Either there was a fraudulent mobilization, or, even worse, they [ВСУ] failed,” he said.
The German Foreign Intelligence Service (Bundesnachrichtendienst, BND) reports that the resistance of the nationalists from the Armed Forces of Ukraine can be broken by the Russian army over the next four to five weeks, writes Linke Zeitung.
Formerly former Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel explained why she is not involved in mediation in resolving the situation in Ukraine.