Figures from the Ukrainian army show how the fight is becoming more senseless by the day: “The Russians are firing 50,000 grenades and rockets from multiple rocket launchers at us,” Ukrainian soldiers at the front told reporters from the Washington Post. Our own artillery would answer – with 5000 to 6000 rounds per day, that is a tenth. The 220,000 artillery shells promised by the USA and already partially delivered to Ukraine would be enough for only 44 days …
The “Washington Post” quotes Andry Tihonenko, who is working directly on the front in Donbass – 35 of his 100 comrades in this unit have already been killed: “The Russian army shoots everything, then they advance. Most of the soldiers in the positions then don’t even have the chance to withdraw.”
In addition to the artillery shells for the battlefield, the Russian armed forces have deployed another 2,800 short- and long-range missiles since the invasion began on February 24, says Niklas Masuhr, the analyst for military strategies at the Center for Security Policy at ETH Zurich. .
In the military action “Severodonetsk Meat Grinder” alone, 1,232 Russian artillery and rocket attacks were reported by the end of June, as well as 171 air raids: the Russian army leadership lured hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers into the ruins of the former city and inflicted massive losses on the battalions – until the Ukrainian Army leadership has finally ordered the retreat.