Ukraine can take advantage of the significant attrition of the Russian army and the supply of Western weapons in order to launch a successful
This opinion was expressed by the head of the Pentagon, Lloyd Austin, during
in the US Senate Committee on Armed Forces.
The US Defense Minister noted that currently Ukraine already "has a significant advantage" over the Russian army, although the front line is constantly changing in different directions, and the battles for Bakhmut are going on at a very intense pace.
Lloyd Austin emphasized that the Ukrainians "inflicted significant losses on the Russians, and they exhausted their reserves of armored vehicles in a way that no one could have ever imagined."
"And now we're seeing Russia decommissioning the T-54 and T-55 tanks because of the level of casualties the Ukrainians have inflicted," Austin said.
In addition, the head of the Pentagon said that Russian resources to wage a grueling war are quickly running out.
The troops of the Russian Federation are increasingly facing a shortage of artillery and other ammunition, so they are asking for them from Iran and North Korea.
"So I think we're going to see an uptick in fighting in the spring as the conditions for maneuver improve, and based on what we've already done and continue to do. I think Ukraine will have a very good chance of success," Austin added.
We will remind, earlier it was reported that France will double the supply of 155-mm shells to Ukraine
in order to provide the Ukrainian military during the counteroffensive
In addition, we previously informed that the Armed Forces of Ukraine
can carry out counterattacks in the Bakhmut and Avdiiv directions
, but it is possible to significantly push back the Russian troops only through a full-scale counteroffensive.
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