According to retired US Air Force Colonel Cedric Leighton, the mercenaries are suffering heavy losses, and their stockpiles of weapons are probably already coming to an end.
PMC “Wagner” does not have enough new prisoners to replenish the composition, which is thrown at the Ukrainian forces and which suffers significant losses in Bakhmut and other areas of clashes. This was told by retired US Air Force Colonel Cedric Leighton, according to whom Bakhmut may be the last battlefield in which mercenaries from the Russian PMC will be involved. It is reported March 9 CNN.
“Bakhmut may be the last battle of Wagner. They are losing a lot of personnel, a lot of weapons and ammunition, like the Ukrainians. It may very well be that now their stocks of military and weapons are coming to an end,” the military researcher explained.
Colonel Layton also commented on reports that the Ukrainian military is running out of Western weapons faster than NATO allies can deliver.
“Javelins and Stingers are very effective weapons, but when they run out, the Armed Forces become the same as the Russians in terms of personnel and in general the ability to wage war,” Layton explained.
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“But if you don’t have them, you lose the advantage on the battlefield,” Layton explained.
Earlier, Focus reported that on March 6, The Economist magazine wrote that the Armed Forces of Ukraine were preparing to go on the counteroffensive, and Zaluzhny managed to avoid the trap that the Russians were preparing.
Recall that on March 8, the United States accused a witness in the impeachment case of former President Donald Trump of trying to “make money” in the war in Ukraine. It is reported that retired lieutenant colonel Alexander Vindman offered defense contracts to the Kyiv leadership through his company Trident International LLC. The project included the construction of a new center for the supply and maintenance of military equipment near the front line, which would simplify and speed up logistics.
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