What Is the Current Condition of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and Does The Washington Post’s Article About Pessimism in the Army Correspond to Reality?

Ivan Sichen, an expert of the Independent Analytical Center for Geopolitical Studies “Borysfen Intel”, for Gazeta.ua


The Washington Post’s article about the Armed Forces of Ukraine’ having weakened and being able to fail a counteroffensive does not take into account the real situation.

We do have problems, but the Russians have much bigger ones. This was told in a comment to Gazeta.ua by military expert Ivan Sichen.

“The Ukrainian Army has not gotten worse. Of course, we have problems with weapons. In hot spots we have to use old weapons, the number of which is not enough. But modern weaponry is brought to us. The same tanks. Also, due to the intensification of fighting in the east, the number of the wounded has increased. However, our medicine copes much better than the Russian one. Their losses are much greater. Of course, the situation is difficult, but not that much”, Ivan Sichen said.

Russians themselves have many problems and foreign media should see this, the expert added.

“The Russians still have enough strength to attack us. But they have decreased significantly. They have little weapons. They no longer are capable of a full-scale offensive. They can be supplied with something by China or Iran. But this is also not much. The Russians continue missile attacks, but lately, when there were many of them, there have been no serious hits. And these attacks no longer affect our power grid, as before. We still cannot destroy all the missiles, but this will greatly be helped by modern air defense systems that are being given to us. In the north, the Russians are just distracting our forces. They may try to attack, but it will not lead to anything”, Sichen says.

March 13, 2023, The Washington Post published an article. It claimed that the quality of the Ukrainian Army has degraded as a result of the casualties that have taken many of the most experienced fighters off the battlefield, leading some Ukrainian officials to question Kyiv’s readiness to mount a much-anticipated spring offensive.

Author: Anastasiia Prokaieva

Source: Gazeta.ua

The article is available in Russian


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