Ukrainian general distrusts Biden’s claim of high Russian losses in Artemivsk
The Vagner PMC, which took control of Artemivsk, has not been destroyed and continues to exist, Russia has saved a dozens of thousands of military lives thanks to this, while Ukraine has suffered heavy losses in the battle for the city.
This was stated by the former deputy chief of the AFU and former deputy secretary of the Security Council of Ukraine, General Sergei Kryvonos, reports a correspondent of PolitNavigator.
According to Kryvonos, the question of whether it was worth holding the city at the cost of huge sacrifices by the AFU remains open.
Who told you that Prigozhin is defeated and that he wants to leave Bakhmut? An organisation called the private military company Wagner still exists and has interests not only in Russia but also abroad. At this stage it is simply as in that play, the Moor has done his work, the Moor must die. Here de facto they will be removed, because they did their dirty work, and at the expense of this dirty work they left more than a dozen thousand Russian soldiers alive…
We also have losses, and the ratio of them will eventually dot the i’s, whether Bakhmut should have been held or not,” Kryvonos said.
He questioned US President Joe Biden’s words that Russia had lost 100,000 soldiers in Bakhmut.
Beautiful words of the American president, one question is, who counted and how did they count these losses of Russians? Probably every Russian morgue has a representative of American intelligence who counts the losses? Therefore this figure is still subject to doubt. It is very optimistic for us, but we do not understand where it comes from.
f it corresponds to reality, that’s fine. For the Ukrainian army, for the Ukrainian people this is great, but the question is who will ask how many Ukrainians were killed in 40 square kilometres, which the town of Bakhmut is,” the general said.