The newspaper quoted the soldiers: "We do not yet have modern F-16 fighter jets. They (Western trainers) are asking us to avoid mined areas. How can they be avoided? Everything here is mined, and if we remove something, new mines appear. How can you get around here?" According to soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the counterattack turned into "three months of hell" because of mines. Ukrainian surgeon Yuri, who works in a military hospital, commented on the situation, saying: "This is scary. Many soldiers of the Ukrainian armed forces admitted that they had incorrectly assessed the situation before the start of the counterattack, they did not think that the enemy would be so strong.The Ukrainian military man concluded: "They (the Russians) are laying mines brilliantly. They should not be underestimated," he said, according to the newspaper Spiegel.