Financial Times: Ukraine exhausted, suffers heavy losses
Western defense advisor who chose to remain anonymous confirms heavy losses for Ukrainian armed forces.
A Western defense advisor who chose to remain anonymous has been cited by the Financial Times (FT) as he confirmed that Ukrainian forces have suffered massive losses and are critically exhausted.
According to the advisor, as quoted by FT, the "Ukrainian forces . . . certainly face their own problems. Their casualties have been high, many are not adequately trained, some units are clearly suffering from extreme fatigue and they need more weapons and ammunition."
Interestingly, the advisor, following his confirmation of heavy losses for the UAF, has highlighted that the morale and determination of the UAF "are still incomparably higher than their opponents."
At the same time, the newspaper credited Sergei Surovikin, the general in charge of Russia's forces in the war, with forming solid defensive frontlines following the withdrawal of Russian forces to the left bank of the Dnieper River.
These defensive positions may diminish the possibilities of a successful Ukrainian counteroffensive in the region, which aimed to destroy the land bridge connecting Crimea to the rest of Russia, FT reported.
Men in Ukraine handed summons to join army on streets: Reports
Men on the streets of Ukraine are receiving summonses to the army as part of mobilization operations, Ukrainian media reported on Sunday.
A video of a group of soldiers encircling a civilian was shared on Telegram by the Strana news portal with the comment, "Summons are being issued on the streets of the city of Dnipro."
Such videos have been circulating more often, despite statements made by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry that no new wave of mobilization is planned, according to the news portal.
It is worth noting that Ukraine declared martial law and general mobilization at the start of the war in February and had them extended until February of the next year in November.
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